Medical Nutrition Education Program Mission
As part of an academic medical center affiliated with a premier regional medical center, the SAHP Medical Nutrition Education Program provides programs designed to advance the practice of medical nutrition therapy. Students benefit from an environment that emphasizes teaching, patient care and research.
Dietetic Internship Program Mission and Goals
The mission of the UNMC Dietetic Internship Program curriculum is to prepare quality entry-level nutrition practitioners within a premier educational environment, instilling the value of excellence in patient care, evidence based professional service, and contribution to health sciences through scholarly activity.
Goals for the UNMC Dietetic Internship Program evolve directly from the program mission and the mission of the sponsoring institution. They are:
- To prepare quality entry-level nutrition practitioners.
- To foster an appreciation for the value of a graduate degree/advanced level practice credential and lifelong learning.
- To support faculty and student participation in scholarly activity.
- To prepare graduates who demonstrate a commitment to professional and community service.
Click here to view outcome measures for each of the program goals.
Master of Science Degree
The Medical Nutrition Education Program affiliation with the Medical Studies Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) Graduate Program relates directly to goals established for the UNMC Dietetic Internship Program during the self-study and re-accreditation work conducted in 2007-2008. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, students enrolled in the dietetic internship program can apply for admission to the MSIA Graduate Program. They will have the opportunity to seek a Master of Science degree through the MSIA Graduate Program with an emphasis in Medical Nutrition. Graduate coursework completed during the dietetic internship program will contribute toward the Master of Science degree requirements.