To become an RDN through Andrews University, please following these steps:
The Andrews University Dietetics Internship fulfills the requirement of completing a supervised practice program.
The Dietetic Internship provides graduate credits which may be used towards the MS Nutrition and Wellness, however, acceptance into the Dietetic Internship Program does NOT guarantee admission to any other AU graduate programs, and does NOT confer a graduate degree.
*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 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). For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree.
Students starting the Andrews University Dietetic Internship Fall of 2023 must be also need to 1) be in the process of completing a graduate degree 2) have enrolled in a graduate degree before starting the DI or 3) have previously completed a graduate degree in order to start the DI.
The Andrews University Dietetic Internship can pre-select up to 7 qualified applicants! The following individuals are eligible to apply through the pre-select process provided they meet specific requirements post acceptance.
Pre-select Application Process
Submit DICAS application materials no later than Jan 12, 2023.
For non-Andrews University students, submit the full MS in Nutrition & Wellness application materials by Jan. 15, 2023 in addition to completing the DICAS application process:
Complete the entire MS Nutrition & Wellness graduate application through the Graduate Enrollment.
Current MS Nutrition & Wellness students are eligible to apply as pre-selects to the Dietetic Internship using DICAS application system and do not need to complete a new application to the MS Nutrition & Wellness.
Request and complete the pre-select application and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare for a potential interview. Pre-select applicants may be called by the DI Director for an interview between Jan. 15, 2023 and January 31, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled in advance.
Receive pre-select decision by Feb. 1, 2023. Please note that after acceptance of a pre-select slot, the DI Director will notify D&D Digital and you will be removed from computer matching. If the applicant is not admitted to a pre-select slot, they will still be considered an applicant to the Andrews University Dietetic Internship during the regular match and may also apply to other programs.
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for DP and undergraduate courses is required.
Students with an overall GPA of 3.2 (or above), who also have some relevant work experience, are given priority.
Graduate student applicants are given priority.
Our program participates in the online DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System). Please email DICASinfo@DICAS.org with any questions regarding its process. Our application will open October 4th, 2022.
To access DICAS please visit https://dicas.liaisoncas.com/applicant The online application MUST be completed by 11:59pm Central Time on February 15, 2023.
DICAS Application Fee: $50.00 for the first application submitted, and $25.00 for each additional application.
AU Internship Fee: $50.00 (see Step #2 for fee information). Make check or money order out to Andrews University and include your name.
Application: Please be sure you have fully completed your DICAS application.
Applicants through DICAS will be required to submit a personal statement. This statement should include items such as;
All applications are screened for completeness and presentation, GPA, work experience, community involvement, references and personal letter.
Applicants are ranked by the Andrews University Dietetic selection committee. The ranking is sent to D&D Digital Systems for computer matching. Many internship sites require a separate interview in order to be accepted at their internship site, however, for the Andrews University Dietetic Internship applicants may be contacted for a phone interview, if needed. If you haven't been contacted for an interview, please email email@example.com.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to (or as directed on DICAS website):
DICAS - Transcript Department
PO Box 9118
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
DP GPA: All Nutrition courses and Management and Organization, Human resources and Marketing courses.
Science GPA: Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Chemistry and Microbiology.
A current summary of your academic, employment and professional experience should be included in your resume. Please include your email address.
Financial Aid is available for interns once they are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Nutrition and Wellness at Andrews University.
Scholarships and stipends may be available through state dietetic associations and/or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It may be possible for students to obtain loan deferment for student loans while enrolled in the program or monetary support.
Our program requires applicants to send additional information.
Each applicant must register for matching with D&D Digital to create/edit/verify their prioritized list of Internship Programs by 11:59 pm Central Time on February 15, 2023.
Timeline for Internship Applicants for Spring 2023
Wednesday, December 1, 2022 - Applicants may begin online matching registration, pay the $65.00 computer matching fee by credit card, and enter their contact information and Dietetic Internship priority choices. Any new or edited Contact Information or Dietetic Internship priorities must be saved before exiting.
Questions? Contact D&D Digital at 515-292-0490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 15, 2023 - Deadline for online matching registration for computer matching is 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, February 15, 2023. Applicants must register online at www.dnddigital.com, pay the $65.00 computer matching fee by credit card, and enter their Contact Information and Dietetic Internship priority choices. Applicants should only prioritize Dietetic Internships for whom they have submitted all completed application materials prior to the Internship deadline.
March 20-27, 2023 - If desired, applicants may begin reordering online the list of Dietetic Internships prioritized at the deadline for online matching registration.
Monday, March 27, 2023 - Deadline for online reordering is 11:59 pm CDT
Monday, March 27, 2023 - Deadline for withdrawing. If you make other arrangements and will not be able to accept a match that may occur, you must notify D&D Digital by email (email@example.com) of your decision to withdraw from Dietetic Internship matching by Monday, March 28, 2023 - The D&D Digital $55 fee will not be refunded if an applicant withdraws from the matching process.
Sunday, April 2, 2023 (Notification Day) - Beginning 6:00 pm CDT, applicants will find their matching result on www.dnddigital.com through April 3, 2023 (Appointment Day) - This is the ONLY source of notification for applicants. Each applicant will receive either ONE MATCH or NO MATCH after log in.
All applicants who receive ONE MATCH will find the matched DI Program name and contact information to accept the appointment. The MATCHED DI Program is planning that the MATCH will be accepted. Matched applicants must contact the DI program on Notification or Appointment Day to confirm the acceptance of the MATCH. No arrangements should be made with any other DI programs.
Applicants who received NO MATCH will be given other instructions.
DO NOT FORGET
The LAST DAY to reorder your internship site rankings is March 27, 2023. No changes may be made to your rankings after 11:59 pm Central Time March 27, 2023.
The LAST DAY to withdraw from matching is March 27, 2023. You must notify D&D Digital of your intent to withdraw in writing no later than March 27, 2023.
Please visit www.dnddigital.com to register for the matching process.
D&D Digital Systems
3805 Mathews Rd
Ames, Iowa 50014
Phone: (515) 292-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must be in the process of completing a graduate degree, enrolled in a graduate degree or have previously completed a graduate degree by the time the internship has started. For those that are accepted into the internship there is a simple application progress to enroll in the Andrews University MS Nutrition and Wellness. Please email email@example.com for your easy application.
|Sherri Isaak||Internship Program Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org or (269)471.3372|
|School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellnessemail@example.com or (269)471.3370|