Dietetic Internship

School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness
Marsh Hall 301
(269) 471-3370


April 9 @ 12:30 pm EST 

April 15 @ 7:00 pm EST

*To arrange a virtual open house outside of the above dates, please DI Program director, Professor Sherri Isaak at

Please register at:

Zoom link:

Andrews University has a clinical dietetic internship with a plant-based focus. We have an optional online MS in Nutrition and Wellness which can be taken with or without the internship. Our sites are throughout the country and include: IL, MI, IN, OH, FL, GA, TX and more!  We would love to have you join us for fall of 2024!


  • Fast track option available: start your MS/DI in May 2024 and complete by May 2025 (DI only also available August-April)

  • Please contact DI Program director, Professor Sherri Isaak at with any program questions.



Clinical Internship, Plant-based Focus and Optional MS in Nutrition and Wellness


New online MS in Nutrition and Wellness available!

If you are accepted for the internship through DICAS, then an internal application is all that is needed to apply for the MS Nutrition and Wellness. 

The Andrews University Dietetic Internship is a post-baccalaureate, supervised practice program that qualifies successful graduates to take the CDR examination, along with a graduate degree, to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Starting on January 1, 2024, a graduate degree and an ACEND® DI verification statement need to have been awarded in order to take the CDR examination. Please follow the link below for more information on RDN examination eligibility requirements:


Program Highlights:

  • The internship is an 9-month supervised practice program that is conducted at affiliated hospital, community and food service sites located across the U.S.  An orientation pre-test is held virtually at the beginning of August, Andrews University on-site orientation is mid-August, and rotations start at the end of August. The internship concludes at the end of April.
  • New Dual Enrollment Opportunity: Qualified students may also enroll in the online MS in Nutrition and Wellness program.
  • Program has a medical nutrition therapy (clinical) emphasis with a plant-based/vegetarian focus.
  • We were featured at All Access Dietetics during their program expo with a video on our program description. Please click here to watch our program overview for more details.


Contact Us:

We would love to hear from you! Please email to set up a personalized time to talk about our program. You can also find us on Instagram @auplantbaseddieteticinternship 


Come See the Program.

Program Composition:

  • Students must complete application and acceptance process.
  • Accepted applicants enroll in a full-time program requiring 4 days per week, based on program calendar.
  • The program is comprised of a three-day orientation, 5 months of clinical nutrition, 2 months of foodservice management, and 1 month of community nutrition.
  • The program goals reflect the major points of our philosophy: quality instruction with broad-based training concurrent with ongoing supervision, feedback, and evaluation.
  • Each rotation contains a series of competencies, objectives, activities, and assignments that must be completed in order to receive credit for the hours completed.
  • The majority of rotations are found for the intern. Exceptions include community elective, clinical elective, certain specialty rotations and occasionally other rotations, if needed. 
  • Each intern will have formal evaluations conducted at the end of most rotations, and will indicate whether or not the intern has successfully completed the competencies and objectives for that particular rotation.
  • All interns will complete at least 1016 supervised practice hours.
  • Bi-Weekly reports by interns are sent to program director to monitor intern progress and compliance with all policies.
  • Intern progress will be evaluated by the preceptors following each rotation and there will be a formal evaluation between the intern and site coordinator at midterm and again at the end of the program.
  • The internship counts towards 12 credits for completion of the MS Nutrition and Wellness degree. 
  • As of January 1, 2024, graduates will be required to have completed a graduate degree in addition to their dietetic internship in order to sit for the RDN examination. For more information about this update, please utilize this link:


Schedule a Meeting with the Internship Director:

Sherri Isaak, MS, RD, CDCES,BC-ADM, DipACLM
School of Population Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Director, Dietetic Internship

Phone: (269) 471-3372



The Andrews University Dietetic Internship is currently accredited by the: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

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