Dietetics, Certificate of Adv. Study


Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Certificate of Advanced Study in Dietetics

(Dietetic Internship)

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Dietetics is a postbaccalaureate professional program that meets the requirements for supervised practice experience for entry-level generalist dietitians. The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association has granted developmental accreditation to the program as a dietetic internship. The American Dietetic Association can be reached at 2120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 or at (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the dietetic registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission will be evaluated using the following criteria: undergraduate coursework, grade point average of 3.0 or better (last 60 semester units/90 quarter units), completion of an accredited/approved didactic program in dietetics within the last five years, GRE scores (480V/580Q recommended), statement of professional goals, and letters of reference. Preference is given to those applicants with work or volunteer experience in dietetics. Applicants whose native language is other than English must earn a minimum TOEFL score of 550.

Note: Interns accepted to the program must successfully complete background checks, fingerprinting, and any other requirements of sponsoring facilities before beginning program.

Admission Materials

The application process has three parts (all of which must be completed for your application to be considered):

  1. application to the dietetic internship (on-line centralized internship application):
  2. application to the university for post baccalaureate standing:
  3. application to D & D Digital for computer match:


Program Requirements

FN 250 (3 units)
FN 229 (1+1 units)
FN 230 (3 units)
NUTR 193I (4 units)
FSM 193I (4 units)
Total (16 units)


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