Dietetic Internship Programs

The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition offers two options for students to complete the 1200+ required hours of supervised practice to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Both programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). After completion of either option, students are eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration national registry exam to earn the RDN credential.

Coordinated Program 

Our Coordinated Program consists of 3.5 years of undergraduate academic coursework and 7 months of supervised practice. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. There is a selective admission process for this program and students must apply by February of their sophomore year. Learn more about the application process.

Dietetic Internship

Our Dietetic Internship consists of 7 months of didactic and hybrid online education after completion of 4 years of academic coursework from a Didactic Program in Dietetics. Students participate in educational and experiential learning that prepares them to enter the dietetics profession. Interns earn a total of 21 credit hours in order to complete the minimum required twelve hundred (1,200+) hours of supervised practice. There is a selective admission process for this program, learn more about the application process.

Additional Internships

Explore additional internship opportunities through ACEND's search engine designed to locate accredited programs by state and options available.

Breeding-Smith Edge Scholarship

The Breeding-Smith Edge Scholarship is awarded annually to a Dietetics and Human Nutrition student in the Coordinated Program or Dietetic Internship Program. Students who receive this scholarship have clearly demonstrated leadership skills and entrepreneurial potential. Learn more and apply.