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Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate

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Dietetic Internship Admission

An applicant to the dietetic internship must have a bachelor’s degree and course work from a didactic program in dietetics approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Please note that KU does not offer such an undergraduate program; all students entering the program must have completed course work from an institution other than KU.

Applicants follow the national computer-matching procedure mandated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for application to internships. 16 students are admitted annually.

A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program.

International students or those for whom English is a second language must meet minimum English proficiency requirements. International students may have additional requirements for visa, residency, and citizenship status. Students should contact the KUMC Office of International Programs for guidance regarding these issues during the application process.

Prospective students must first meet program eligibility requirements. When ready to apply, please review the complete list of application requirements.

To be considered for admission to KU's Dietetic Internship graduate certificate program, the following are required:

  1. Degree. A bachelor’s degree from a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education is required for admission. The degree must be from a regionally accredited U.S. university or college. Please note that the University of Kansas does not offer an accredited didactic program. To view accredited programs, go to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. Degrees earned outside the United States must be evaluated for equivalency. For guidelines, see the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education International Fact Sheet on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
  2. Graduate Record Examination Score. A valid score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required, and a copy must be mailed directly to the Dietetics and Nutrition office. Applicants are awarded points according to percentile rank guidelines for program admission. For GRE information, call 609-771-7670 or visit the GRE website.
  3. Grade-Point Average. A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for college course work is required for admission.

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