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Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics - Dietetic Internship


Program Overview

Applicants to the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics Internship (MS/DI) option are persons with a bachelor's degree in nutrition from a U.S. regionally accredited institution and ACEND accredited program, who want to complete their ACEND accredited 1200 hour supervised practice experience in coordination with related graduate coursework. The MS/DI option enables graduates from ACEND accredited didactic programs in dietetics to fulfill the requirement for pre-professional practice experience and become eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination, while simultaneously completing a master's degree in nutrition. Some courses will be offered online and others in a hybrid format.


Fifteen students are admitted each fall to this 4-semester, full-time program. Students must complete both the master's degree and internship experience in order to receive a verification statement and sit for the National Registration Examination.


The Dietetic Internship at the University of North Florida has been granted Accreditation by:

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

(ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association

(formerly known as the American Dietetic Association)

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190

Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Phone: (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400


Application Information

Helpful Information:

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . First Round February 15; Second Round June 15

Admits for the fall term only.


Applicants that do not match in DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services) during the first round can apply for second round match.


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores - waived for fall 2021
    • Taken within the last 5 years
    • 153 verbal and 144 quantitative
  • A baccalaureate degree in nutrition from an ACEND accredited U.S. institution
  • Applicants must participate in the D&D Computer Matching process
  • In addition to submitting all of the above university and program requirements to the UNF Graduate School, applicants must also complete the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) application. DICAS must also be provided with the necessary documents that they require by the posted application deadline.


Average Length
of the Program

2 years

Approximate Enrollment


Community Connections

The Nutrition program has one of the strongest community internship programs at UNF, with rotation sites at Shands Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, St. Vincent 's Hospital, Flagler Hospital, Memorial Medical Center, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, Duval County Public Health Department WIC Sites, Medical Nutrition Therapy of Florida, Inc., Jacksonville Children's Commission, AHEC, Jacksonville Senior Services, UNF Child Development Research Center, High Intensity Training Center, Shands Diabetes Center, Baptist Pediatrics, River Garden Hebrew Home, Nemours Children's Hospital, and Wekiva Springs.
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts

Associate Professor

(904) 620-1429

Building 39 , Room 3048