Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition & Dietetics Graduate Certificate (Dietetic Internship)

The Andrews University Dietetic Internship is a post-baccalaureate, clinical-oriented, full-time supervised practice program that qualifies graduates to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This internship has a strong plant-based nutrition component.  

The Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and provides hands-on practicum experiences in clinical, food service management and community nutrition. The internship provides 12 graduate credits upon successful completion. All interns must complete a minimum of 1000 supervised practice hours.

Only graduates from an ACEND accredited/approved Didactic Program in Dietetics are eligible for the Dietetic Internship.

Online Delivery: This degree is offered in an interactive online asynchronous format (See School of Distance Education  definitions).

Accreditation: The Dietetic Internship at Andrews University is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312/899-5400.

Registration Examination Eligibility

At the successful completion of all program requirements, interns are eligible for a dietetic intership verification statement which qualifies them to apply for the Registration Examination for Dietitians to become a Registered Dietition Nutritionist.

Admission Requirements

The completion of ACEND® Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements and at least a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent are necessary for eligibility to enter an ACEND®-accredited Dietetic Internship program. Students must apply to the internship online through DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System) and register for internship matching with D&D Digital (

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a DP (Didactic Program in Nutrition Science and Dietetics) GPA of 3.2 are recommended for admission into the program.