Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the UHDI is based on the required competencies and student-learning outcomes as mandated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The supervised practice experiences are divided into three broad categories: Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for 12 weeks; Food service management for 5 weeks, community nutrition for 5 weeks and a 4 week elective rotation in the area of your choice. As required, the program has identified a concentration area within the MNT rotation and additional competencies have been developed to allow interns to experience a more in-depth knowledge base in this area. The concentration competencies are as follows:

  • Intergrate pathophysiology into MNT assessment, diagnosis, care plan development and implementation 
  • Select, implement and evaluate complex enteral and parenteral nutrition regimens in complicated health conditions and/or physiological abnormalities 
  • Assess, implement and supervise transitional feeding plans for at-risk patients (ie chronic dysphagia, dependent feeders, end stage dementia)

Click here for a list of UHDI Competencies