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 stand alone DI program is designed for students who already have a graduate degree and have completed an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), either at UNCG or elsewhere (if you do not have a graduate degree see our combined M.S./DI program).
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
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Dietetic Interns do not apply to the Graduate School directly.
To be admitted, students must have:
A graduate degree (such as an M.S., M.A., M.Ed., or Ph.D.) from an accredited institution.
A signed DPD Verification Statement. The statement must be dated before the start date of the DI program.
A Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to a 3.0. It is strongly preferred that your GPA calculated from relevant classes (such nutrition, food science, foodservice management, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology) is also greater than or equal to a 3.0.
Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance, dietetics-related work/volunteer experience, letters of reference, and statement of professional goals.
If you completed the B.S. in Nutrition with Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration (or the UNCG Didactic Program in Dietetics) in the past, you may still be eligible for the PRE-SELECT process. Please contact the program director.