Minnesota Va Hospital Dietetic Internship Personal Statement

Dietetic Internship (DI)

You’ve met the minimum education requirements … With your bachelor’s or master’s degree program and the required DPD coursework out of the way, now ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) just requires that you gain at least 1200 hours of supervised pre-professional experience as the last step before being eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
This period of experience could take the form of a traditional Dietitian Internship (DI), a Coordinated Program (CP) or an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) – all of which fulfill the experience requirement:

  • ACEND-Accredited DI – Often referred to as a “traditional DI program,” this is a stand-alone DI program that you take after completing your DPD and bachelor’s degree.
  • ACEND-Accredited Coordinated Program - Coordinated Programs (CP) combine DPD academic curriculum and a dietetic internship in a single program that integrates coursework and supervised practice. CPs may be offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, and result in meeting all the curriculum, degree and experience requirements through one program.
  • Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (ISPPs)- Designed to address the shortage of DI placements nationwide and to give students other options to fulfill the DI requirement, ISPPs are supervised practice experiences that are tailored to the individual student’s needs. In an ISPP, you would be required to set up a supervised practice experience with a preceptor on your own. An ISPP can also take into account your previous dietetics-related work experience and give you some credit towards the ISPP.  Many students are able to coordinate a part-time job in dietetics with an ISPP, counting paid work hours towards ISPP hours. In order to qualify for an ISPP, you must meet one of the following criteria:
    • You graduated from a DPD program and hold a DPD verification statement, but you were not computer matched to a DI,

-OR-

    • You hold a doctoral degree from an accredited college/university (you do not need a DPD verification statement in this case). Depending on your educational background, you might need to take additional coursework before starting the ISPP.

All internship options – traditional, CP and ISPP – will run from eight to 24 months, and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. There are traditional, online and distance options available for completing all three types of experience options.
You can choose a DI based upon your interests and career aspirations, matching them to the DI’s emphasis. Examples of emphases in some DI programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Research
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Community nutrition
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Food systems management
  • Public health nutrition education

Finding Placement in a Traditional Dietetic Internship

ACEND-accredited DIs use the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS), an online application and computerized nationwide matching service, to vet internship candidates and find placements. On your DICAS application, you’ll list all the DIs you’re interested in applying to. If an internship is available and your qualification beat out the competition, the DICAS system will match you up and reserve your spot.
Competition for Dis is fierce, as most internship programs accept a small pre-determined number of interns each year, which is why the ISPP option has become popular. Factors that will greatly influence your chances of being selected for the DI of your choice include:

  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Prior experience in dietetics/nutrition (this may be paid or volunteer)
  • Getting good recommendations, usually from at least two dietetics professors and one dietetics employer
  • Writing an effective and moving personal statement telling the DI program why you want to be a Registered Dietitian and why they should choose you for their program
  • Leadership positions in extracurricular activities, highlighting anything related to the field of dietetics

Unfortunately, one thing you won’t be doing in your DI is earning a lot of money. You may receive a small stipend for your work, or some reimbursement of tuition. You will be responsible for paying tuition and fees, including but not limited to housing, transportation, textbooks, insurances, background check, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership, and medical examinations/drug screening tests. Ultimately, a DI is not about earning money now, but rather preparing you for a career as an RD where you will reap the monetary benefits later.

A State-by-State Guide to ACEND-Accredited Traditional DIs and Coordinated Programs

The list below includes all ACEND-Accredited DIs and Coordinated Programs. If you’re looking for ISPP opportunities, you’ll need to pursue available work and volunteer opportunities through other channels.

Programs that offer a degree represent a CP, while those that don’t represent a traditional post-degree internship.

Alabama

  • Alabama State Department of Education
    • Placements: Statewide
    • Degree offered: none
    • Emphasis: Food systems management in child nutrition programs
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics with an A-/B+ average
      • Hold prior foodservice experience
      • Have recommendations from two professors and one employer
      • Pass the GRE
      • Possess a Serve-Safe certificate
      • Pass a fingerprint/background check
      • Immunizations
      • Pass drug test
      • Preference is given to applicants with experience working with children
      • Submit a five minute video discussing your career goals and why you want to be considered for the program
  • Oakwood University
    • Placements: Huntsville or distance option
    • Degree: Graduate Certificate
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Completed the following courses with a B grade or better within the past three years:
        • Clinical Nutrition I & II (Medical Nutrition Therapy I & II)
        • Foot System Management
      • Completed the following courses with a B grade or better within the past four years:
        • Biochemistry
        • Advanced Nutrition (Macronutrient/Micronutrient/Metabolism)
      • Completed the following science courses with a B or better:
        • Anatomy and Physiology
        • Microbiology
        • General chemistry
        • Organic chemistry
      • Pass the Oakwood prequalifying exam with a grade of at least 75%
      • Acceptance into Oakwood University
  • Samford University
    • Placements: Birmingham or distance option
    • Degree program: optional Master of Science in Nutrition or Master of Public Health
    • Emphasis: Community and public health nutrition education
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics from within the past five years
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • GPA within major courses of 3.2
      • GPA within science courses of 2.75
      • GRE scores within past five years:
        • Verbal: 153
        • Quantitative: 144
        • Analytical: 4.0
      • 150 hours of dietetics-related work experience (volunteer or paid)
      • Be a native English speaker or pass the TOEFL
      • If applying for optional master’s programs, apply to Samford University Graduate School

 

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Placements: Birmingham area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track
    • Emphasis: Health promotion/disease prevention
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • MAT or GRE scores within past five years:
        • GRE Combined verbal and quantitative: 297
        • GRE Writing Assessment Test: 3.5
        • MAT score: 410
      • Be a native English speaker or pass the TOEFL
      • Apply to University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate School


Alaska

  • University of Alaska Anchorage
    • Placements: rural Alaska, Anchorage and Fairbanks
    • Degree: graduate credit
    • Emphasis: Alaska native culture and health care delivery system
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Must be a UAA Dietetics Major in the graduate program with a graduation date during the current academic year
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Pass background check
      • ServSafe certification
      • CPR certification
      • Professional liability insurance
      • Health insurance
      • Current immunizations
      • Pass a medical terminology course


Arizona

  • Arizona State University- Offers three programs:
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Human Nutrition-Research concentration
      • Placements: Phoenix area
      • Emphasis: Research
      • Entrance requirements:
        • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
        • Baccalaureate degree
        • Enrollment in ASU Graduate Education
        • Three letters of recommendation
        • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
        • Pass the GRE
        • Dietetic-related work or volunteer experience
        • Personal statement
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Human Nutrition- Research concentration
      • Placements: Phoenix and Prescott VA Medical Centers
      • Emphasis: Research
      • Requirements for entering- all of the above requirements, plus:
        • Complete application by September 25
        • Indicate your preference for internship location- Phoenix or Prescott VA
    • Non-degree track- Wellness concentration
      • Placements: Phoenix area
      • Emphasis: Wellness
      • Requirements for entering-all of the above requirements, plus:
        • Must have completed DPD at ASU within past five years
        • DPD GPA 3.0
        • Enrollment at ASU as a non-degree graduate student
  • Banner University Medical Center Tucson
    • Placements: Tucson area
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within past five years
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • DPD GPA 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Dietetics/nutrition-related work or volunteer experience

 

  • Carondelet Health Network Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Tucson
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • 500 hours of food or nutrition-related experience, paid or volunteer
      • DPD GPA 3.0
      • Pass drug test
      • Pass background check
      • Immunizations
      • TB screening
      • Flu vaccination
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health
    • Placements: Maricopa County
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Community/public health
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Cumulative GPA of 2.8
      • Personal statement
      • Work or volunteer experience in dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation

 

  • Southwestern Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Phoenix and Kayenta
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: American Indian-Alaskan Native nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • U.S. citizenship
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Three letters of reference
      • 1000 hours of nutrition-related work experience, with 300 hours in clinical nutrition or nutrition counseling, in the past five years (volunteer or paid)
      • Two-page letter stating your goals and expectations
      • Discuss three health-related problems prevalent in American Indian/Alaskan Native communities
      • If eligible for Indian Preference- include proof of tribal enrollment in a federally-recognized tribe

Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • Placements: Little Rock and central Arkansas
    • Degree program: post-baccalaureate certificate program with optional Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy and management in dietetic practice
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Baccalaureate degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 2.7 or above
      • Combined math/science GPA 2.0 or above
      • Dietetics/nutrition GPA 3.0 or above
      • Pass the GRE
      • Submit three letters of recommendation
      • Work or volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • If applying to optional master’s program- apply to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School
  • University of Central Arkansas
    • Placements: Conway and central Arkansas
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Complete Baccalaureate degree within past five years
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Work experience in a nutrition-related area, under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian
      • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Preferred 3.5 cumulative GPA with 3.0 in science courses
      • GRE scores:
        • Composite: 300 (150 verbal and 150 quantitative)
        • Writing: 3
      • Enrollment in UCA graduate school
      • Serve-Safe certification
      • TB screening

California

  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
    • Placements: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
    • Degree: graduate credit
    • Emphasis: Wellness promotion
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Overall GPA of 2.8
      • DPD GPA 3.0
      • Completion of biochemistry course in past five years
      • Completion of nutrition therapy or clinical nutrition course in last five years
      • Paid/volunteer experience in dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation (two from DPD professors, one from dietetics supervisor)
      • Personal statement
      • Prefer leadership and participation in school organization
  • California State Polytechnic University
    • Placements: Pomona area
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • If completed academic requirements more than five years ago, you may satisfy requirement with two years of dietetic work experience in last five years OR 9 upper-division college or graduate-level courses in dietetics

 

  • California State University- Chico
    • Placements:  Chico and northern California
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science
    • Emphasis: Nutrition education
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Must be a CSU Master of Science student and finished all graduate coursework
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within past five years
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Work experience in nutrition/dietetics including 40 hours in acute or long-term care type setting
  • California State University- Fresno
    • Placements: Central San Joaquin Valley
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Culturally competent health promotion and disease prevention
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within past five years
      • 3.0 GPA on last 60 semester/90 quarter units
      • GRE scores:
  • 138 verbal required/152 recommended
        • 136 quantitative required/147 recommended
      • Prefer work or volunteer experience in dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation (one from your DPD director)
      • Pass criminal background checks and fingerprinting
      • Pass immunization clearance
      • If not a native English speaker, TOEFL score of 560 (paper) or 241 (computer)

 

  • California State University- Long Beach
    • Placements: greater Los Angeles area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutritional Science
    • Emphasis: Nutrition across the life cycle
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • GRE scores from last five years with at least 4 in Analytical Writing
      • If not native English speaker, pass TOEFL
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Enrollment in Master of Science in Nutritional Science program at the university
  • California State University- Northridge
    • Placements: Northridge, San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Human Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Community, nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Must be a graduate student at California State University Northridge
      • If interested in nutrition therapy track – must have previous work experience in dietetics
      • If interested in community emphasis- must be employed by a California WIC program and maintain that employment

 

  • California State University- Sacramento
    • Placements: Sacramento area
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Advocacy and public policy, disease management/health promotion
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics in past five years
      • 3.0 GPA in DPD courses
      • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance
      • Prefer volunteer/work experience in nutrition/dietetics
  • Center for Child Development and Developmental Disabilities, University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
    • Placements: Los Angeles
    • Degree: none, post graduate program
    • Emphasis: Pediatrics, maternal and child health, developmental disabilities
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Master’s or doctoral degree in nutrition, public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, dietetics
      • Grade of at least B in core science and nutrition courses (including physiology, biochemistry, advanced nutrition, medical nutrition therapy)

 

  • Central Valley WIC Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Central San Joaquin valley
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Community
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within past five years
      • 2.5 GPA on last 60 semester/90 quarter units
      • Grade of B or higher in Medical Nutrition Therapy and Advanced/Metabolic Nutrition courses
      • If not native English speaker- must pass TOEFL with score of 560 (paper), 241 (computer) or 83 (internet)
      • Three letters of recommendation – one from supervisor, one from professor
      • Must have worked for California WIC for at least six months
      • Must have reliable transportation
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
    • Placements: Kern, Fresno, and Inyo Counties
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 2.8
      • Currently employed by Clinica Sierra Vista and have been employed there at least six months
      • Work, volunteer or life experience with cultural population and second language skills
      • Pass physical exam
      • Pass background check
      • Pass drug test
      • TB screening

 

  • Department of State Hospitals- Napa
    • Placements: Napa
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Mental health nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within past five years
      • 3.0 GPA in DPD coursework
      • Drug screening
      • Vaccinations
      • Pass physical exam
      • Pass background check
      • ServSafe certification
  • Golden Gate Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Marin County
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition project leadership and management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 2.8
      • DPD GPA 3.0
      • DPD and science courses completed with at least a C grade
      • Any course in which you received a D or F must be repeated with a grade of C or better
      • Summary of work/volunteer experience
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation

 

  • Nutrition Ink Dietetic Internship Program
    • Placements: Banning area
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition or related degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within the past five years
      • 3.0 Science GPA
      • 3.0 DPD GPA
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Relevant work or volunteer experience
      • Personal statement
  • Patton State Hospital
    • Placements: Patton
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: General
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three references

 

  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises
    • Placements: Los Angeles area
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Worked for the Public Health Foundation Enterprises WIC Program as a Degreed Nutritionist for at least 12 months
      • Pass a physical exam
      • Complete study guides prior to internship
  • San Diego WIC Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: San Diego County
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Must be a current California WIC employee, with a recommendation from supervisor
      • 2.5 GPA
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Reliable transportation

 

  • San Francisco State University
    • Placements:  San Francisco Bay Area
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 2.7
      • DPD GPA 3.0
      • Related work or volunteer experience
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
  • San Jose State University
    • Placements: San Jose area or distance Placements
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutritional Science
    • Emphasis: Management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • DPD GPA of 3.0
      • Prefer work experience in nutrition or food service
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
      • Program is for SJSU graduates only

 

  • UC Davis Medical Center
    • Placements: Sacramento and northern California
    • Degree: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition practice within a specialized academic health system
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Academic coursework completed not more than three years prior to admission
      • DPD GPA of 3.0
      • Pass criminal background check
      • Obtain health clearance
      • Proof of visa if not a U.S. citizen
      • Proof of employment eligibility (I-9)
  • UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: San Diego County
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • DPD GPA of 3.0
      • Prefer work experience in nutrition or food service
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
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  • University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
    • Placements: San Francisco
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • DPD GPA of 3.0
      • Prefer work experience in nutrition or food service
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement

 

  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – offers four programs:
    • Combined VA Dietetic Internship and Master of Public Health track at the University of California-Los Angeles
      • Placements: Los Angeles
      • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
      • Entrance requirements:
        • Bachelor’s degree
        • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
        • Submit separate application to  the university
        • Pass the GRE
        • 3.2 cumulative GPA
    • Combined VA Dietetic Internship with Optional Master of Science in Human Nutrition track at California State University-Long Beach
      • Placements: Long Beach
      • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
      • Requirements for entering- see above
    • Combined VA Dietetic Internship with Optional Master of Science in Human Nutrition at California State University-Northridge
      • Placements: Northridge
      • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
      • Requirements for entering- see above
    • Non-degree Dietetic Internship track
      • Placements: Greater Los Angeles area
      • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
      • Entrance requirements:
        • Bachelor’s degree
        • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
        • 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System
    • Placements: La Jolla, Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Valley, Mission Valley and Oceanside
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Requirements  for entering:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement


Colorado

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Aurora
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Adult acute care, pediatrics
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
    • Placements: Colorado Springs
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Three letters of reference
      • Work experience (paid or volunteer) in dietetics preferred

 

  • Tri-County Health Department
    • Placements: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Public health/community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Three letters of reference
      • Personal statement
  • University of Northern Colorado
    • Placements: distance
    • Degree program: none (online program)
    • Emphasis: Management, nutrition education and counseling
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
      • Cannot accept online students from California, Florida or Massachusetts


Connecticut

  • University of Connecticut
    • Placements: Storrs
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Urban issues
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
  • University of New Haven
    • Placements: West Haven area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Human Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Community and wellness
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • ServSafe certification
      • 3.0 overall GPA
      • 3.2 DPD GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Apply to University of New Haven Graduate School

 

  • University of St. Joseph
    • Placements: West Hartford area
    • Degree program: optional Master of Science in Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Clinical
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • If enrolling in optional master’s program- apply to University of St. Joseph Graduate School
  • Western Connecticut Health Network Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Danbury, New Milford, Norwalk
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Nutrition courses completed within past five years
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference- one from your DPD Director
      • DPD GPA of 3.0

 

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • Placements: New Haven area
    • Degree program: none, optional Master of Science in Human Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Clinical, nutrition support
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
      • Life/work experience in dietetics preferred
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
      • Enroll in graduate school (if pursuing optional MS program)

Delaware

  • University of Delaware
    • Placements: distance
    • Degree program: online program, optional Master of Science in Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Medical nutrition therapy course completed within the past four years
      • Biochemistry course completed within the past five years
      • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
      • 2.75 GPA in professional courses
      • Recent relevant work experience (paid or volunteer)
      • Can only accept graduates of these programs
      • If applying to Master’s program, apply to University of Delaware Graduate School

District of Columbia
No ACEND-accredited dietetic internship programs at this time

Florida

  • Anne Brezina Dietetic Internship Program
    • Placements: Tampa
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Application of evidence-based practices in the VA
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.2
      • U.S. citizenship required
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation (one should be academic, one work-related)
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare Center
    • Placements: Bay Pines
    • Degree program: Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within the past five years
      • GRE scores from the past five years
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Work and volunteer experience in dietetics
      • Extracurricular activities related to dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
      • Enroll in University of South Florida College of Public Health as a graduate student in their Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics program

 

  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    • Placements: Tallahassee area
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: School foodservice and child nutrition programs
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Pass physical exam
      • Current medical liability, health and automobile insurance
      • Pass background investigation/pre-employment screening
  • Florida Department of Health Pasco County
    • Placements: Pasco County, Duval County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Community
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within the past five years
      • One year of work/volunteer experience as a current State of Florida Department of Health nutrition employee/volunteer for a Florida WIC and/or Florida Public Health Nutrition Program
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA

 

  • Florida Hospital
    • Placements: Orlando
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical dietetics
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference (one from DPD Director, one from an employer)
      • Work/volunteer history in dietetics
  • Florida International University
    • Placements: Miami area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Research
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within the past five years
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Must be enrolled in Florida International University Graduate School and have completed all MS course requirements by start of DI
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Pass background check and fingerprinting

 

  • Florida State University
    • Placements: Tallahassee area
    • Degree programs: Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (major in Sports Nutrition) or Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science (major in Food Science, Nutrition Science, and Nutrition Education and Health Promotion
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition, sports nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Be accepted into one of the Master of Science programs in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at FSU
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation (one from DPD director, one from DPD instructor and one from former employer)
  • Keiser University Distance Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: distance
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition (online program)
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Apply to Keiser University Graduate School in the Master of Science in Nutrition program
      • Two letters of recommendation  (for graduate school admission)
      • GRE scores of 1350 (composite) or MAT score of 40th percentile
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation (dietetic internship related)

 

  • Larkin Community Hospital
    • Placements: South Miami
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.2
      • Relevant work and volunteer experience
      • Three letters of recommendation (one from professor of a nutrition-related class, another from a nutrition employer)
      • Critical thinking skills (will be given a test)
      • Personal statement
  • Mayo Clinic-Florida
    • Placements: Jacksonville
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, food science or dietetics
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement

 

  • Sarasota County Schools
    • Placements: Sarasota County
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Foodservice systems management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or dietetics
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
      • Pass background/fingerprint check
      • Verification of health status and immunizations
  • University of Florida
    • Placements: Gainesville, Alachua County, Marion County, Clay County, Deland, Ocala, Winter Park, Lakeland, Lake City, Live Oak, Tampa, Leesburg, Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Dietetics-Nutrition Education and Wellness Concentration
    • Emphasis: Nutrition education and wellness
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Apply to University of Florida Graduate School in the Master of Science in Dietetics program
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation

 

  • University of North Florida
    • Placements: Jacksonville, Duval County
    • Degree program: Masters of Science in Health, emphasis in Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Applied evidence-based practice
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • GRE score of 1000 (cumulative verbal and quantitative) or 298 (new scoring system) with a 3 on the writing portion
      • Apply to University of North Florida Graduate School in the Master of Science in Health program
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
  • University of South Florida
    • Placements: Tampa area
    • Degree program: Master’s in Public Health, concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Public health/community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Apply to USF’s Master of Public Health program
      • Three letters of recommendation (two academic, one work-related)
      • Personal statement

Georgia

  • Augusta University Dietetic Internship
    • Placements: Augusta area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Allied Health-concentration in Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Clinical
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Apply to Augusta University Graduate School
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
      • GRE scores
  • Emory Hospitals
    • Placements: Atlanta
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Work and/or volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Science GPA 3.0
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement

 

  • Georgia Department of Public Health
    • Placements: state of Georgia
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Community
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within past five years
      • Be a full-time Department of Health employee in the Georgia WIC program with at least one year of experience
      • Letter of support from the Health Director
      • Letter of support from the Nutrition Services Director
      • Supervisor’s confirmation of job performance
      • Cumulative GPA 2.8
      • Reliable laptop computer with email and Internet service
      • Three letters of recommendation (one professor and two employers)
      • Personal statement
      • Resume/work experience
  • Georgia Southern University
    • Placements: state of Georgia  
    • Degree program: Graduate Certificate
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition, school nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics within the last 10 years
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • C average in DPD coursework
      • C average in science coursework
      • Related work and volunteer experience
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
      • GRE scores
      • TOEFL scores if not native English speaker
      • Must apply to Georgia Southern University College of Graduate Studies
      • Pass criminal background check

 

  • Life University
    • Placements: Marietta  area
    • Degree programs: Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Master of Science in Sport Health Science, or non-degree
    • Emphasis: Clinical
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Nutrition GPA of 3.25
      • Science GPA of 3.0
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
      • If you are seeking one of the two degree options, apply to Life University Graduate School
  • Morrison Healthcare
    • Placements:  Sandy Springs
    • Degree program: optional Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Management through University of Southern Mississippi
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition, healthcare food and nutrition services management, long term care
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Apply online with Morrison Healthcare
      • If you are pursuing the degree option- apply online with University of Southern Mississippi
      • Physical exam
      • Current immunizations
      • Verification of malpractice insurance
      • Pass drug tests
      • Computer
      • Pass criminal background check

 

  • Southern Regional Medical Center
    • Placements: Riverdale
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
  • University of Georgia
    • Placements: Athens and Atlanta areas
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Community intervention and research, medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Apply to UGA Graduate School
      • Pass the GRE
      • Three letters of recommendation (can be submitted twice, once for graduate school application and once for DICAS application)
      • Personal statement

 

Hawaii

  • No ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internships as of February 2017

Idaho

  • Idaho State University
    • Placements: Pocatello and Meridian
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Community
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Family and Consumer Sciences or Food and Nutrition
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation

Illinois

  • Benedictine University
    • Placements: Lisle and surrounding area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness
    • Emphasis: Public health/community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.2 DPD GPA
      • GRE scores above 30th percentile
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Acceptance into Benedictine University Graduate School (Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness program)
  • Bradley University
    • Placements: Peoria area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Emphasis: Wellness
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • GRE scores
      • Admission to Bradley University Graduate School

 

  • Eastern Illinois University
    • Placements: Mattoon, Effingham, Urbana, Danville, Jacksonville, Decatur, Springfield
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Nutrition education
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Medical screening/physical exam
      • Liability insurance
      • Acceptance into Eastern Illinois University graduate school and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
    • Placements: Hines
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.3 DPD GPA
      • 3.3 Science GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation (two from professors, one from employer)
      • Work/volunteer experience in the field
      • Interview

 

  • Illinois State University
    • Placements:  Normal and surrounding area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Emphasis: Leadership and project management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation (two from professors, one from employer)
      • Acceptance into Illinois State University Graduate School/MS in Family and Consumer Sciences program)
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital
    • Placements: Harvey
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Medical dietetics, wellness nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
  • Loyola University Chicago
    • Placements: statewide
    • Degree programs: Optional Master of Science in Dietetics, optional Master of Science in Nursing
    • Emphasis: Public health nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Apply to Loyola Graduate School if pursuing optional MS degree

 

  • Northern Illinois University
    • Placements: DeKalb. Rockford, Chicago
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition and health promotion
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 2.75 cumulative GPA
      • 3.0 major GPA
      • 2.75 Science GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • 150 hours  dietetics work experience (paid or volunteer)
      • GRE scores
      • Acceptance into NIU Graduate School/Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
    • Placements: Peoria
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Community, medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 2.8 cumulative GPA
      • U.S. citizen
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Skype interview

 

  • Rush University Medical Center-
    • Placements: Chicago
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Three references
      • Personal statement
      • GRE scores from within past five years (above 50th percentile)
      • Admission into the Dietetic Internship is automatic admission into the Master of Science Clinical Nutrition Program at RU)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    • Placements: across Illinois; plus St. Louis, MO; Evansville, IN; Paducah, KY
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Food and Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree completed within last 10 years
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
      • GRE score 300 or above taken in past five years
      • Dietetic related experience (work or volunteer)
      • Leadership/participation in extracurricular activities
      • Three letters of recommendation (two from professors and one from work supervisor)
      • Personal statement
      • Enroll in Southern Illinois University Carbondale Graduate School in the Master of Science in Food and Nutrition program

 

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Placements: Illinois statewide
    • Degree programs: Professional Science Master’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Master of Science in Nutritional Science, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Ph.D. in Nutritional Science
    • Emphasis: Research
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Acceptance into the school’s Graduate Program
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Current immunizations
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better
      • Volunteer or paid experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Health insurance
      • Vehicle liability insurance
      • Practice liability insurance
      • TB screening

Indiana

  • Ball State University
    • Placements: Indiana statewide
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Complete nine hours of graduate credit before internship begins
      • 3.0 GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Acceptance into Ball State’s Graduate School
  • Indiana University
    • Placements: Indiana statewide
    • Degree program: Graduate Certificate; optional Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Foodservice systems management, nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Acceptance into Indiana University Graduate School if pursuing optional MS degree

Iowa

  • Iowa State University
    • Placements: statewide Iowa, nationwide, Ghana or Paris
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Technology in health promotion
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.0 DPD GPA
      • 3.0 Science GPA
      • Work and volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Ability to manage stress
      • Ability to work independently
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • Placements: Iowa City
    • Degree program: graduate credit
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • GRE scores
      • Work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three references

 

Kansas

  • University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Placements:  Kansas City
    • Degree program: Graduate Certificate
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • GRE scores
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Background check
      • Work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three references

Kentucky

  • Murray State University
    • Placements: statewide Kentucky, Tennessee
    • Degree program: graduate credit
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.5 cumulative GPA
      • 3.4 DPD GPA
      • GRE scores of 145 on verbal and quantitative, 4 on written (within past three years)
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Health insurance
      • Professional liability insurance
      • Admission to MSU Graduate School is required for all DI students
  • University of Kentucky
    • Placements: Kentucky statewide
    • Degree program: optional Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems
    • Emphasis: Foodservice systems management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • GRE scores
      • Admittance to UK Graduate School (regardless of whether you are pursuing MS degree-this is a requirement for the DI)

 

  • University of Kentucky Health Care
    • Placements: Lexington and rural Kentucky
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.2 cumulative GPA
      • 3.2 DPD GPA
      • 3.2 science GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
  • Western Kentucky University
    • Placements: Kentucky statewide
    • Degree program: Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Practice
    • Emphasis: Community Nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • GRE scores (144 verbal, 142 quantitative, within last five years)
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Acceptance into WKU Graduate School

 

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Tech University
    • Placements: Ruston, Shreveport and Alexandria
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 2.85
      • GRE score 290 (quantitative and verbal)
      • Admission to Louisiana Tech Graduate School degree program
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Resume
  • McNeese State University
    • Placements: Louisiana statewide
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy and health promotion
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.0 DPD GPA
      • GRE scores of 146 verbal and 140 quantitative
      • Three references
      • Personal statement
      • Acceptance to McNeese Graduate School

 

  • North Oaks Medical Center
    • Placements: Hammond
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Foodservice systems management, medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 2.8
      • DPD GPA 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Interview
  • Southern University and A&M College
    • Placements: Louisiana statewide
    • Degree program: none, graduate credit
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.2 DPD GPA
      • GRE scores of 208 (combined verbal and quantitative)
      • Work or volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three references

 

  • Tulane University
    • Placements: New Orleans area
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Community
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics

Maine

  • University of Maine
    • Placements: Maine statewide
    • Degree programs: Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition Sciences
    • Emphasis: Nutrition services and professional advocacy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Science GPA 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Leadership ability
      • Work/volunteer experience
      • Admission to UM Graduate School

Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    • Placements: Baltimore area
    • Degree program:  none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Criminal background check
      • Drug screening
      • TB test
      • Proof of immunizations
      • Physical exam
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
  • National Institutes of Health
    • Placements: Bethesda area
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition research
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.3
      • DPD GPA 3.3
      • 400 hours of work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics/research in past five years
      • Personal statement
      • Three references

 

  • University of Maryland College Park
    • Placements: Metropolitan Baltimore- DC area
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Communication and information technology management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.0 DPD GPA
      • Paid or unpaid experience in food, nutrition or dietetic setting
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    • Placements: Wicomico, Caroline and Dorchester counties
    • Degree program: none, graduate credit
    • Emphasis: Diabetes
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • 3.0 science GPA
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal statement

 

  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Placements: Baltimore
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Three references
      • Personal statement
      • Work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics

Massachusetts

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Placements: Boston area
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree (at least six credits in dietetics taken within last three years)
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Resume listing work experience
  • Boston University/Sargent College
    • Placements: Boston, Brockton, Newton, Quincy, Lowell, Beverly, Concord, Worcester
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Nutrition
    • Emphasis: Medical nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree (at least six credits in dietetics taken within last three years)
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • GRE scores
      • Acceptance into Boston University Graduate School
      • Personal statement
      • Three recommendations

 

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Placements: Boston
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree (at least six credits in dietetics taken within last three years)
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Cumulative GPA 3.2
      • DPD GPA 3.2
      • Science GPA 3.0
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
  • Frances Stern Nutrition Center
    • Placements: Boston area
    • Degree program: Master of Science in Dietetics
    • Emphasis: clinical nutrition
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree (at least six credits in dietetics taken within last three years)
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • GRE scores
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Acceptance into Tufts University Graduate School

 

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Placements: Boston
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Clinical, management
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    • Placements: Cambridge and Boston
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Nutrition therapy
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
      • Cumulative GPA 3.2
      • Work experience in dietetics

 

  • Priority Nutrition Care
    • Placements: metro Boston area
    • Degree program: none
    • Emphasis: Business, management of food and nutrition
    • Requirement for entering:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
      • Criminal background check
      • Drug screening
      • U.S. citizenship
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • 400 hours of work/volunteer experience in dietetics over past five years
  • Simmons College
    • Placements: Boston area
    • Degree program: optional Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion
    • Emphasis: Community nutrition, health promotion and wellness
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three letters of reference
      • Supplemental video
      • Apply to graduate school if seeking MS option

 

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Placements: Amherst, Boston, Springfield, Sutton, Hatfield, Berkshire
    • Degree program: optional Master of Public Health
    • Emphasis: Health promotion/disease promotion
    • Entrance requirements:
      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
      • Completion of a course in diet therapy, nutrition in disease or medical nutrition therapy within the past three years
      • Cumulative GPA 3.0
      • Work/volunteer experience in nutrition/dietetics
      • Personal statement
      • Three references
      • Admission to graduate school if pursuing MPH option

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