Admission to the Dietetic Internship is competitive among applicants, and decided by the Internship Selection committee. To enroll in the program, students must have earned a bachelor's degree from any U.S. regionally accredited college or university (or a foreign degree, if verified as equivalent), and have completed an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved or accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics.
In the personal statement/application letter, students should describe a situation in which they had to complete a project or activity independently, and saw it through to a successful completion. The example does not necessarily have to be nutrition or school related but should represent the applicant's ability to work independently in any setting.
A recent (within the last three years) full-semester course in diet therapy, nutrition in disease, or medical nutrition therapy is also required. You must have earned at least a "B" in the diet therapy course and in Anatomy & Physiology. If you have questions about these requirements, contact the Program Director.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for college work is expected. GPA of nutrition and science courses, difficulty of particular courses taken, and student's course load throughout college is also considered. Work experience, letters of recommendation, and letter of application are all-important components of the evaluation process.