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Nutrition and Dietetics

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Overview

Dietetics Internship concentration:

Applicants to the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics Internship (MS/DI) option are persons with a bachelor's degree in nutrition from an accepted institutional accreditor 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.

Integrated Future Graduate Program concentration:

The Future Education Model - Graduate Program is a 21-month program that prepares students to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The program integrates online didactic coursework with 1000 hours of onsite supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice. 

The program admits 15 students every Fall semester. 

Concentrations

The Nutrition and Dietetics program requires applicants to choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Dietetics Internship
  • Integrated Future Graduate Program

Special Notes

Both concentrations of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of North Florida have 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

Other Programs in Nutrition & Dietetics

Application Deadlines

Dietetics Internship concentration:
Fall Term . . . . . . . .First Round February 15; Second Round June 15
Applicants that do not match in DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services)
during the first round can apply for second round match.

Integrated Future Graduate Program concentration:
Fall Term . . . . . . . .extended to July 15 for Fall 2022

Graduate Program Director

Dietetics Internship

Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts
Associate Professor
(904) 620-1429
Building 39, Room 3048


Graduate Program Director

Integrated Future Graduate Program 
Dr. Jamisha Leftwich
Instructor
(904) 620-4288
Building 39, Room 3027

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements - Dietetics Internship
    • Letter of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A baccalaureate degree in nutrition from an ACEND accredited U.S. institution
    • Applicants must participate in the D&D Computer Matching process
      • The graduate program director or D&D Digital Systems can provide information about the 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.
  • Program Requirements - Integrated Future Graduate Program

    Both DPD students and non-DPD students must meet the following admission requirements:

    • Resume
      • Include details for paid and volunteer experiences
      • Applicants are encouraged to have work and/or volunteer experience in areas relevant to nutrition, health or other areas related to management, education, fitness or social services and public health
    • Letter of intent
      • Describe your reasons for applying to this program, identify career goals, and discuss why you are a good “fit” for this concentration 
    • Three letters of recommendation  
      • At least one should be from an academic source
    • Completion of one of the following:
      • Verification statement from your Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) director; or
      • A bachelor’s degree in another discipline completed at any accredited institution and all of the FEM Graduate Program Prerequisite Courses:
        • General chemistry and lab
        • Bioorganic chemistry and lab
        • Anatomy/physiology and lab
        • Microbiology and lab
        • College algebra
        • Social science
        • Basic Principles of Nutrition
        • Food Fundamentals and lab
    • All FEM Graduate Program Prerequisite Courses (listed above) must be completed with a minimum grade of “B” and not be older than seven years