General University Information

The program is offered on a full-time basis. Students register for 9 semester credit hours each semester (fall and the spring) for a total of 18 hours over the duration of the program. In addition to becoming registry eligible, as a Dietetic Internship graduate, you can expect to achieve competence in nutrition assessment; nutrition care planning; nutrition counseling and education; personnel management; problem solving, decision making; and personal growth and development.

The University is located approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston on Highway 290. Students of this institution enjoy all the benefits of a small town with easy access to the large metropolitan city of Houston. Interns within the program reside within the Houston area where majority of the practice facilities are located.

Prairie View A&M University is a comprehensive public institution of higher education. Part of the Texas A&M University System, it is a land grant university authorized under Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.

The University is committed to fostering an educational community that is culturally and socially diverse. The participation of persons from various backgrounds serves to enhance this program. While striving to maintain excellent instruction and strong curriculum, the university understands its role to include the nurturing of students academic development and intellectual curiosity, by providing stimulating and healthy physical and cultural environments and services.

Prairie View A & M University is a member of the Texas A&M University System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by the Texas A & M University System or any of its component institutions on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including (but not limited to) race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap.

The Dietetics Internship at Prairie View A&M University is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The address and phone number of CADE are 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Il 60606-6695, (312)899-4876 or 1-(800)-877-1600 ext. 5500. Website:

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