Admission Requirements

NutraCo Dietetic Internship Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum completion of bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent and ACEND-accredited coursework requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics or DPD) with signed original Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent Statement. Submit copies of your official transcripts and signed Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent Statement upon acceptance to our program.
  • Any applicant that does not already possess a graduate degree must apply to a graduate school program. If an applicant is admitted first to the Dietetic Internship program, it is contingent upon acceptance to the graduate degree program.
  • Students will indicate on their application to the NutraCo Dietetic Internship program their intent to apply to a graduate degree program and which of the affiliated graduate program(s) they are applying to, if applicable. This may be included directly in DICAS.
  • All applicants must meet one of the following admission requirements pertaining to a graduate degree:
    1. Applicant must already possess a graduate degree; or
    2. Applicant must already be enrolled in or accepted to a graduate degree program and have no more than 18 credits of graduate coursework left to complete by the time supervised practice rotations with the DI begin; or
    3. Applicant must be applying to an affiliated graduate degree program; in this case, applicants will only be conditionally accepted to the DI program if they are accepted to a graduate program by June 15th
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for overall and DPD courses (3.0 or greater preferred), and graduate school courses (if applicable). However, we consider the entire application packet and do make exceptions to the GPA requirement.
  • Work or volunteer experience in dietetics is preferred, but not required.
  • Technology skills and requirements for distance learning include: computer/laptop-preferable; email account; high speed internet; webcam/microphone; headset; color scanner; printer; smartphone; and Microsoft Office 2010 or higher.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for the NutraCo Dietetic Internship application; however, if you are applying to an affiliated graduate degree program, please visit the program’s website for any GRE requirements.
  • You are able to adapt from the classroom to online interactions with preceptors and peers.

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Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics