There are two exciting options for future registered dietitian nutritionists, which each involve obtaining the valuable Master of Public Health degree.
- Complete the Tulane MPH Nutrition MCH Leadership track first and apply for a pre-select slot in the Tulane Dietetic Internship (DI) program, avoiding the national matching system (DICAS). Students pursuing this option will begin taking MPH courses over the summer, complete the MPH requirements by the end of the following summer, enter the DI program, and complete both the MPH and DI within 25 months.
Steps to apply:
Apply to the Tulane University MPH program in Nutrition through SOPHAS, indicating your interest in the MCH Leadership track and the HRSA funded Nutrition Leadership Training Program in the personal statement for this application.
Apply directly to the Tulane University Dietetic Internship in the fall semester. Applications are due January 1 of the year that you will begin the internship. See the Tulane Dietetic Internship website for details on requirements.
- Complete the Tulane Dietetic Internship program first, then enter the MPH Nutrition MCH Leadership track and complete both requirements within 25 months (must apply to Tulane SPHTM for the MPH program through SOPHAS).
Steps to apply:
- Apply to the Tulane University Dietetic Internship through DICAS, indicating your interest in the MPH Nutrition MCH Leadership track and HRSA funded Nutrition Leadership Training Program in your personal statement and on the application.
- Apply to the Tulane University MPH Nutrition MCH Leadership track through SOPHAS, also indicating your interest in the HRSA funded Nutrition Leadership Training (NLT) program in the personal statement for this application. Students applying to the NLT program will be given preference for admission to the DI program, pending availability and depending on the date of application.
Nutrition Leadership Training Program
The HRSA funded Tulane Nutrition Leadership Training Program (NLT) is a unique professional enrichment opportunity available to Tulane students in the MPH Nutrition program who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the nutritional health status of women, children, and their families. Recipients will improve their leadership skills through nutrition research experience, clinical and community-based field rotations, teaching opportunities, and structured mentorship in addition to the MPH Nutrition curriculum. This program offers eligible students* a taxable stipend of $10,000 as a HRSA funded MCH Nutrition Trainee. This program is typically limited to five (5) new students each academic year.
*Eligible students must have (1) completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and (2) be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.
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