The Frances Stern Nutrition Center has been accredited by the American Dietetic Association since 1936 as a dietetic internship specifically designed for the training of clinical nutritionists. This program's area of emphasis is clinical nutrition. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian and to become a professional member of the American Dietetic Association.

Master of Science

In addition, the student receives a Master of Science degree from Tufts University. After completion of the program, it may be possible to continue on in pursuit of a doctorate degree.

The Combined Masters Degree/Dietetic Internship Program offered by the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts Medical Center and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, is a 20 month program. Successful completion of the program fulfills requirements for eligibility to take the Registration Examination for dietitians upon completion of the program.

A Verification Statement is issued by and signed by the Dietetic Internship Director after the student has demonstrated satisfactory completion of at least 1200 hours of supervised practice. This statement is issued in the spring of the second year of the program. If a student has not satisfactorily completed the designated supervised practice, a Verification Statement will not be issued.