LSU dietetics concentration achieves a 100% internship match rate for the fourth consecutive year

By Annabelle Lang

May 26, 2023

LSU students graduating in the dietetics concentration have once again achieved an exceptional feat, securing a 100% match rate to internships for the fourth consecutive year. A total of twenty-four LSU graduates will embark on internships at institutions across the nation.

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Spring 2023 graduates and faculty in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences houses the nutrition and food sciences major and dietetics concentration.

– Photo by: Annabelle Lang

Securing a position in an accredited internship serves as a crucial milestone for students aspiring to become registered dietitians, as a rigorous 1,000-hour supervised internship is a prerequisite. Nationwide, only approximately 70% of students successfully secure internships each year. Despite the odds, LSU dietetics students have consistently succeeded in internship placement.

The success of LSU students can be attributed to the comprehensive training and development they undergo within the dietetics concentration. This rigorous curriculum positions them as highly competitive applicants who are sought after by internship programs in the competitive field of dietetics.

Read more on the LSU AgCenter website