School of Health and Human Sciences

Dietetic Intern Class of 2023

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The Dietetic Internship Program

The UNCG Dietetic Internship program is a post-baccalaureate certificate program (PBC/DI) or MS/DI program that includes supervised dietetics practice with an area of concentration of Professional Engagement. See the University Catalog description and requirements of the Dietetic Internship Program.

Placement options:

  • hospitals
  • sports nutrition,
  • long-term care facilities
  • county health departments
  • culinary medicine

This program includes a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised dietetics practice.  Candidates who wish to be considered for admission to the program should submit an application through DICAS for the spring match.

The UNCG Dietetic Internship prepares interns for successful, professional practice. This is accomplished through

  • 10 weeks of supervised preparation and
  • 20 weeks of supervised practice.
  • In addition, interns are required to complete a professional engagement project with a designated community partner.

Following successful completion of the internship performance requirements, interns earn a verification statement of completion of the DI program leading to registration eligibility  (to sit for the registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

The UNCG Post-Baccalaureate Certificate /Dietetic Internship Program is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 312/899-0040 (ext. 5400),

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website: In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program at UNCG are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. See here for more information about state licensure requirements.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.

ACEND contact information:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5400)

We welcome inquiries from prospective internship students. Babbi Hawkins is the Internship Director and can be reached at or 336-256-0326.