In order to become a RDN an individual must go through the following steps in order.
The Andrews University Dietetics Internship Program will fulfill the requirement of completing a supervised practice program.
Our program provides graduate credits which may be petitioned to be applied to AU's Masters of Public Health (MPH) program, however acceptance into the Dietetics Internship Program does NOT guarantee admission to the MPH, or any other AU graduate program, and does not confer a graduate degree.
For more information regarding becoming an RDN, please visit eatrightpro.org.
For more information regarding the CDR exam, please visit cdrnet.org.
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.
To access DICAS please visit https://portal.dicas.org (*Note: DICAS will not be available until after December 1, 2017, for the Spring 2018 match). The online application MUST be completed by 11:59pm Central Time on February 15, 2018.
DICAS Application Fee: $45.00 for the first application submitted, and $20.00 for each additional application.
AU Internship Program Fee: $50.00 (see Step #2 for fee information). Make check or money order to Andrews University and include your name.
Application Checklist: Check the following for the documents you need to send to DICAS. Application Checklist
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. In rare cases applicants may be contacted for a phone interview if needed.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
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 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.
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, 2018.
There is a $55 computer matching fee to D&D Digital payable when your priority choices are identified.
The student applicant will be notified of acceptance/rejection on April 8, 2018 (notification day).
Applicant matching results for each applicant will be posted on www.dnddigital.com from 6:00pm Central Time through April 9, 2018 (appointment day)
This is the ONLY source of notification for applicants.
Each applicant will receive either ONE MATCH or NO MATCH after Log In on April 8.
All applicants who receive ONE MATCH will find the matched Internship Program name and contact information to accept appointment. The MATCHED Internship program is planning that the MATCH will be accepted.
MATCHED applicants must contact the Internship program by 6 pm Eastern Standard Time on Appointment Day (April 9) to confirm the acceptance of the MATCH.
Applicants who received NO MATCH will be given other instructions.
Please visit www.dnddigital.com to register for the matching process.
The LAST DAY to reorder your internship site rankings is April 2, 2018. No changes may be made to your rankings after 11:59 pm Central Time April 2, 2018.
The LAST DAY to withdraw from matching is April 2, 2018. You must notify D&D Digital of your intent to withdraw in writing no later than April 2, 2018.
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