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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 program. 


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: Website: 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

  1. 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
  2. Apply for the Dietetic Internship component of the program through DICAS and register for matching using the D&D Digital Online Dietetics Internship Matching Service . 
    • DICAS Application Deadline: February 15
    • DICAS Second Round Application Deadline: April 20

University of North (UNF) MS/DI Program welcomes new applications for the second phase of the internship match process. Students wishing to apply for current openings to the MS/DI can submit their application through DICAS portal starting April 9th at 12:00 noon ET. Applications will be evaluated using the program’s admission criteria and the deadline to submit second phase application is April 20th. 


Note the period for second round consideration to the UNF MS/DI program is through DICAS portal starting April 9th to April 20th. Students will be notified of the program’s decision by May 1st.


For additional program requirements and how to apply please visit the Graduate School

Application Review

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

Program Information

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.