May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition & Dietetics Graduate Certificate (Dietetic Internship)

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The Andrews University Dietetic Internship is a post-baccalaureate, clinical-oriented, full-time supervised practice program that qualifies graduates who complete a Master's Degree 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 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312/899-5400.

Registration Examination Eligibility

At the successful completion of all dietetic internship program requirements, interns who have completed a Master’s Degree are eligible for an ACEND verification statement which qualifies them to apply for the Registration Examination for Dietitians to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Admission Requirements

Requirements are as follows to enter the ACEND®-accredited Dietetic Internship program:

  • The completion of an ACEND® Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).
  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE).
  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s program or have completed a Master’s degree.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a DPD (Didactic Program in Nutrition Science and Dietetics) GPA of 3.2 are recommended for admission into the program.

Students must apply to the internship online through DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services,

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