Recent changes in federal regulations relating to our ability to deliver online education have uncovered onerous application and fee requirements from several states. As a result, at this time, the University of Northern Colorado is unable to accept applications for online courses or programs from students located in the following states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. If you reside in one of these states, and would like us to inform you at such time as the University of Northern Colorado is able to accept your application for online courses or programs, please email the Dietetic Internship Coordinator, Nicole Withrow. Please include your state of residence in your email.

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The University of Northern Colorado is proud of our innovative, nationwide Dietetic Internship Program and this method of fulfilling dietetic internship requirements.

This program, established in 1995, is unique in being the first to base the learning structure on a Distance Education Model.

UNC's Dietetic Internship is designed to accept up to 30 interns per year. Students, with the program coordinator’s guidance, will select the facilities where they will complete their practice experience and play a role in designing their program of study.

Please refer to the links on the menu on the left side of the page for further details about our program. For additional information, contact the program administrative assistant at or 970/351-1769.

Nicole Withrow, PhD, RD
Dietetic Internship Coordinator

This internship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The address and telephone number for ACEND is 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040.

Students who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics approved or accredited by ACEND are eligible to apply. Successful completion of this program will result in the receipt of a DI Verification Statement which establishes eligibility to sit for the national standardized exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Successful completion of the exam results in the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential and eligibility to apply for state licensure in those states that provide licensure for dietitians.