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The dietetic internship is approximately 11 months long, beginning in July (the Summer II semester) and finishing in late May or early June. The internship follows the vacation and holiday schedule published in the official Texas State calendar; however, rotations may begin before or end after the academic semesters. The table below details coursework and supervised practice completed throughout the 11 months.

Semester Dates Coursework
Summer II July - August SPAN 5322 – Spanish for the Nutrition Professional
    NUTR 5363 – Advanced Community Nutrition
Fall August - December NUTR 5306 – Seminar in Nutrition in the Lifespan
    NUTR 5360 – Practicum (Supervised Practice)
Spring January - June NUTR 5362 – Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
    NUTR 5360 – Practicum (Supervised Practice)

During the week, interns attend graduate classes on Mondays and rotations Tuesday through Friday. Working hours can vary from site to site, depending on preceptor hours and availability; however interns are expected to complete 32 hours per week in rotations. Explore the sample rotation schedule below for more details.