School of Health and Human Sciences

Post-BS Certificate – Dietetic Internship

Those wishing to apply for entrance into the post-BS Certificate-Dietetic Internship (PBC-DI) program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, should either download an application for pre-selection or participate in the national computer matching program via DICAS.

Please visit the Dietetic Internship page of the Nutrition website for more information.

Application Process

The DI program at UNCG participates in the April computer matching process and the preselection process. All undergraduates and non-UNCG graduate students will use the computer matching process. The deadline for the April computer match is each preceding February 15th (UNCG participates in the DICAS application system and applicants should consult the DICAS website to confirm dates and deadlines for the computer matching process.)

The Preselection option is only for current UNCG graduate students. Up to 13 qualified graduate students per year may be selected for the DI program. Application does not guarantee acceptance. The remaining number of positions will be filled through the computer matching process. For those who plan to participate in the preselection process, the early January deadline for receipt of completed applications will be provided.  Applicants will be notified in late January/early February confirming the admission decision to the program through the preselection process.  If preselected, the applicant will be required to complete a form including original signature. This form must be submitted by the provided deadline to Professor Babbi Hawkins.  Professor Hawkins will then notify D&D Digital Systems, Inc., that preselected applicants who accept admission will not participate in the computer matching process.

Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is required by ACEND*.  A minimum 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 highly competitive and not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be selected.

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.