Dietetic Internship

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

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, OK and more!  We would love to have you join us for fall of 2023!


Please join us for an open house January 27th at 12:30 pm.  If this date doesn't work for you, please email diprogram@andrews. edu and we will find a better time for you. 

Clinical Focus, Plant-based Emphasis 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 to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Starting January 1, 2024, a graduate degree and an ACEND® DI verification statement need to have been awarded in order to be able 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.
  • For spring 2023 graduates, successful completion of the internship enables the student to take the registered dietitian nutritionist exam (RDN)
  • 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) concentration with a plant-based/vegetarian emphasis.
  • 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.
  • For spring 2023 graduates, at the successful completion of all internship program requirements, interns are eligible for a Dietetic Internship verification statement and their name. along with other required documents,  will be submitted to the CDR to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. As of January 1, 2024, graduates will be required to have completed a graduate degree in addition to their dietetic internship. 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
Department of Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Director, Dietetics 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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Chicago, IL  60606-6995

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