Lipscomb University’s Master of Science & Dietetic Internship is a 45 credit hour combined program based in Nashville, TN. Our MS DI model should allow for better work-life balance as the first three semesters of courses (Fall, Spring, Summer) will be available both in an online format as well as in-person and the heavy load of didactic work will be completed prior to the last two semesters of experiential rotations which requires in-person experiences in the greater Nashville area. This design will allow the intern to devote more energy towards hands-on learning and completion of his/her research project in Year 2, rather than combining heavy course loads and homework while also completing a full work-week in rotations.

  • Healthcare is Nashville’s largest and fastest growing employer and our program partners with 10 hospitals in the greater Nashville area.
  • We offer three concentrations: Sports Nutrition, Health Promotion and Wellness or Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Our program is 5 consecutive semesters; the first three being graduate courses that can be taken online, in-person or as a hybrid format which will provide the knowledge needed to excel in rotations. The last 2 semesters must be on-site in Nashville for the experiential meeting of competencies during 1050 hours in the field of dietetics.
  • We have over 100 excellent preceptors who mentor our interns through rotations of clinical inpatient, outpatient, foodservice, long-term care, community health, school nutrition, corporate wellness, private practice and sports nutrition.
  • We have supportive faculty who provide individual mentoring and use the Predictive Index Talent Optimization Tool for hospital placements, as well as professional development of interns.
  • Graduates recommend our program and are often employed upon graduation with our partnering organizations.
  • Jean Inman RD Review materials are provided during the 2nd year, including over 1000 test questions within an online testing platform.


  • Bachelor degree earned; DPD courses within the past 5 years
  • Verification Statement from an ACEND accredited program in dietetics
  • Minimum DPD GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; GRE optional
  • Submitted DICAS application by Lipscomb’s deadline of February 1
  • Excellent reference/recommendations, with one from a dietetics department advisor
  • Acceptance fee of $500 is paid to Lipscomb when offered a dietetic intern position
  • Submitted Lipscomb’s Graduate School application as instructed after acceptance


  1. Complete and submit the online Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) application by February 1, including a personal statement (criteria in question section), official transcripts, recommendation letters, program specific submission of an introduction video (instructions in question section) and concentration area rankings.
  2. Optional: Request from ETS your official GRE score report to be sent electronically to Lipscomb University code 1161, Nutrition 0214 or Dietetics 0628.


To apply for this job email your details to ANNE.LOWERY@LIPSCOMB.EDU