Graduate 2018-2019

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Program Requirements - 24 credits

The UNC Dietetic Internship is a distance education based, post-baccalaureate, non-degree, non-certificate program created to prepare post-baccalaureate students for careers in the dietetics professions. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606 (331-899-0040, ext 5400). Application to the program is through the Dietetic Internship Central Application System (DICAS) at and registration with the match system, D&D Digital ( is required. Please see UNC Dietetic Internship website ( for additional information on application process. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree and obtained a Verification Statement of completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics competencies from an ACEND- accredited program prior to beginning the Internship upon selection. Successful completion of the Dietetic Internship results in a Verification Statement of completion of the internship competencies making the graduate eligible to take the national credentialing examination to be a Registered Dietitian.

There are three primary practice areas: clinical, community and foodservice and are required of all interns in the program. In addition, there are two concentration areas to select from: Management in Dietetics and Nutrition Education and Counseling in Dietetics. There is a mandatory 3-day orientation period in Greeley, CO that provides the necessary information to begin. Approval of the supervised practice schedule by the Dietetic Internship Coordinator is required prior to enrolling in FND 592 and beginning the rotations.

Program Requirements

Required Credits - 24 credits

FND 510Foodservice Management


FND 512Medical Nutrition Therapy Skills


FND 592Dietetics Supervised Practice


FND 592: Students must complete 20 hours.