MS/Dietetic Internship (or Clinical Practicum) Program
The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic
Internship option enables graduates from ACEND-accredited didactic programs in
dietetics to fulfill the requirement for a pre-professional supervised practice
experience and become eligible to sit for the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists in addition to their program of study.
This program of study is specifically designed for students who wish to
simultaneously complete an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship and a Master of
Science degree in nutrition that emphasizes the application of advanced
nutrition knowledge in clinical, public health, and/or community settings.
Fifteen students are admitted each fall to this four-semester full-time program
and students must complete both the master’s degree and internship experience
in order to receive a verification statement and be eligible to sit for the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists. This is a 35-semester hour
The Dietetic Internship at the University of North Florida
has been granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, (Address: 120 South
Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL
60606-6995, Phone: (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. Email: ACEND@eatright.org Website: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend). The MS Nutrition Dietetic Internship option is approved to admit 15 students
each Fall semester to the four semester full-time program. Students must
complete both the Master’s Degree and the Internship experience in order to
receive a verification statement and be eligible to sit for the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists.
Students who wish to enter the Master of Science in
Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship option must have an undergraduate
degree in Nutrition from an ACEND accredited program.
How to Apply
- Apply to the University through the University’s Graduate School through the Graduate School. Applications for admission are to be submitted to The Graduate School at the University of North Florida. Questions about the admissions process can be directed to The Graduate School at the University of North Florida (904) 620-1360.
- Graduate School Application Deadline: February 15
- Second Round Graduate Application Deadline: June 15
- Apply for the Dietetic Internship component of the program through DICAShttps://portal.dicas.org/ and register for matching using the D&D Digital Online Dietetics Internship Matching Servicehttps://www.dnddigital.com/ .
- DICAS Application Deadline: February 15
- DICAS Second Round Application Deadline: April 20
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions and/or limited GRE testing sites, the MS/DI and ISPP program will waive GRE Scores for this Spring 2021 application cycle.
For additional program requirements and how to apply please visit the Graduate School
Master's Degree Requirement Communication
To Prospective Students
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor's degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program at University of North Florida are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.
In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.
For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.
Applications of qualified candidates will be reviewed by a
committee and scored on GPA, GRE score, work experience, volunteer experience,
reference letters and letter of application.
The UNF MS/DI program is approved for standard tuition. The tuition and fee assessments for these programs are shown on the UNF Tuition & Fees page
Tuition and Fees- Graduate*
. For information regarding state tuition waivers, please see our page on
University accepted waivers
For more information, please contact the MS Dietetic
Internship Director, Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts at (904) 620-1429 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please see the Dietetic Internship Information page.
Program of Study
Nutrition & Dietetics: Dietetic Internship (Master of Science)
Program Description for Nutrition & Dietetics
Major: Nutrition & Dietetics
Concentration: Dietetic Internship
Degree: Master of Science
Core Requirements (6 credits)
HSC6509 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 Credits)
HUN6910 Nutrition and Dietetic Resrch (3 Credits)
Major Requirements (14 credits)
HUN6612 Nutrition Education/Counseling (3 Credits)
HUN5265 Methods of Nutrition Assess (1 Credit)
DIE6248 Clinical Nutrition (3 Credits)
HUN6249 Nutrition and Metabolism (4 Credits)
HUN6911 Nutrition / Dietetics Seminar (1-3 Credits)
Concentration Requirements (15 credits)
PHC6050 Public Health Biostats I (3 Credits)
DIE6940 Clinical Practice Nutr/Diet (3 Credits)
A total of 12 credits in DIE6940 is required for Dietetic internship concentration.