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Estimated Costs
Required Estimated Cost
White Lab Coat
Name Badge
Textbooks and other Internship Resources
RD Exam Study Material
AHA BLS Certification and ServSafe Certification
Slip-resistant closed toed shoes
TB Screen (Mantoux) (annually)
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Immunizations (if not UTD)
Flu Shot (annual)
Background Check
Drug Screen
Professional Liability and Experiential Learning Insurance
Transportation to field sites
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership
Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama)*
Local District Dietetic Association Student Membership
Alabama Dietetic Association Conference (ALDA)
Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) *optional but encouraged
$80 (variable)
$200 (variable)
$260 (variable)
$150 (variable)
$200 (variable)
$58 student fee
$2080 (variable)
Student registration $75 + travel
Student registration $155 + travel

Optional: Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE); expense will depend on where student lives, where the conference is held, mode of transportation and housing arrangements made by the student. This event is not included in program fees.

*Health insurance is required; however, students already covered with health insurance do not need to purchase this policy.

Tuition and Fees

Dietetic Internship: The tuition for NTRI 7010 Advanced Practicum in Dietetics is $1000/credit hour. Nine credit hours are required to complete the supervised practice. The table below outlines costs based on the recommended plan of study. View estimated cost of attendance here.

Course Tuition and Fees On Campus Distance/Remote
NTRI 7010 Advanced Practicum in Dietetics (Dietetic Internship 9 credits)

Remaining Graduate Coursework:
for MS Nutrition Science ($538 per hour x 25 hours)
for MS Hospitality Management ($577 per hour x 25 hours)
for MEd Adult Education ($633 per hour x 21 hours)

Approximate total of tuition (depending on degree selected)

*Please see program websites for more information on course fees, student services fees, etc.





Financial Aid

The University's Office of Student Financial Services provides information on financial assistance to students. Additional information about tuition and fees can be found in the Dietetic Internship Student Handbook.