Dietetic Internship, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dietetic Internship requires 15 credit hours. Courses fulfilling the certificate program may be used to meet the requirements in a degree program in accordance with the policies of The Graduate School.
The Dietetic Internship at UNC Greensboro is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is a specialized accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with oversight by the United States Department of Education.
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For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
The certificate program for the Dietetic Internship is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university who have completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics, as required by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and wish to become eligible to take the national registration examination to become a registered dietitian (RD). To be eligible for the Dietetics Internship, completion of the undergraduate program must be within five years of application to the internship.
Varied work experiences in dietetics and/or food service management are preferred. The selection process is very competitive. Due to the limited number of placements that can be made for a given year, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be selected.
A separate application to the DI program is required and students must apply to such programs following the American Dietetic Association’s computer matching application process. After selection into the program at UNC Greensboro, students must then submit an application to The Graduate School as well as all required application materials. In addition to these materials, applicants must provide an ADA Verification Form from their undergraduate institution and a personal essay stating their interests and experience in dietetics.
A limited number of positions in the DI program are set aside for graduate students who wish to complete both the graduate degree and DI program. Students who are eligible for these positions must complete the application form but do not have to participate in the computer matching process. Students interested in this option must contact the Director of the Dietetic Internship at UNC Greensboro for more information.
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 15 credit hours
|Required Courses (15 credits)|
|NTR 602||Supervised Preparation for Professional and Community Engagement||3|
|NTR 693||Supervised Preparation for Practicum in Clinical Dietetics||3|
|NTR 606A||Practicum in Clinical Dietetics *||3-6|
|NTR 606B||Practicum in Clinical Dietetics *||3-6|
|NTR 606C||Practicum in Clinical Dietetics *||3-6|
|Total Credit Hours||15-24|
NTR 602 Supervised Preparation for Professional and Community Engagement and NTR 693 Supervised Preparation for Practicum in Clinical Dietetics must be completed with a grade of B or better prior to enrollment in these courses.
Students will receive a certificate from The Graduate School upon completion of the required course of study and are eligible to take the national certification examination for the credential of Registered Dietitian.