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.

UNMC Dietetic Internship Program Mission

The mission of the UNMC Dietetic Internship Program is to prepare highly skilled registered dietitians within a premier educational environment and instill the values of excellence in patient care and lifelong learning. 

Program Goals:

  1. Prepare graduates who perform well on the national standardized registered dietitian examination and in entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist positions.
  2. Instill the desire and skill for graduate study and professional growth.
  3. Address labor force needs for registered dietitians in Nebraska and the Midwest region.

Click here to view objectives/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.