The UNCG Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) Dietetic Internship program is a stand alone dietetic internship and a nationally accredited program that meets requirements for students to earn eligibility to sit for the credentialing exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). This program is 9 months long and includes a minimum of 1,000 clock hours of supervised clinical dietetics practice in the areas of clinical foodservice and community nutrition. Dietetic Interns are placed within diverse practice settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health departments, and K-12 schools.
The P.B.C.-DI is designed for students who already hold a graduate degree and have completed an accredited didactic program in dietetics.
The Student Experience
- Our graduate programs in the Department of Nutrition are research-based which allows you to work alongside faculty members outside of the classroom. Faculty and students conduct basic research (work with small laboratory animals and/or cultures of animal and human cells) or applied research (work with human subjects in clinical or community based studies) to achieve research objectives.
- Dietetic interns are afforded opportunities to apply their nutrition knowledge while guiding diverse client populations on their nutrition journey. Interns are placed in community, clinical and food service nutrition practice settings. This experience is unmatched in its exposure to nutrition problems while allowing for specialized professional training working with interprofessional healthcare teams. UNCG also offers the opportunity to connect with a vast alumni network of nutrition professionals.
Our graduates are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who work in:
- long-term care facilities
- K-12 schools
- public health
- outpatient clinics.
Apply to Program
- A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is required by ACEND*.
- A preferred cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in nutrition, foods, food science, foodservice management, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, and microbiology courses is required.
- Candidates must meet requirements of The Graduate School for unconditional admission to the Post-BS Certificate Program: GPA>3.0. Varied work experiences and exposures in dietetics and/or foodservice are preferred.
- Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, dietetics-related work/volunteer experiences, letters of reference, and statement of professional goals.
- The selection process is competitive and not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be selected.
The Dietetic Internship was one of the best experiences I had while attending UNCG. A major factor in my success as an intern was the faculty of the Dietetic Internship. They helped navigate my cohort through uncharted territory with the end goal in mind. I was presented with the opportunity to connect with a plethora of dietitians who each had their own specialty from Culinary Medicine to Sports Nutrition. I believe the variety of exposures has helped mold me into a well-rounded dietitian. – Nicki Plummer, MS, RDN, LDN DI Class of 2021
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