We cannot accept online students from the following states at this time: Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, and Ohio. UNC has secured approval from almost every state, as required by new federal regulations, so that students are eligible to apply to online programs at UNC. However we are unable to accept applications at this time for our online programs from students residing in these select few states because their requirements, particularly application fees, for such approval are prohibitive. If you would like us to inform you when UNC is able to accept your application for online courses, please email Amy Baird, Administrative Assistant. Please include your state of residence in your email.


The University of Northern Colorado dietetic internship program was established in 1995 and is the first to base the learning structure on a Distance Education Model.

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.

Please refer to the links on the website for further details about our program. For administrative questions and information, please contact Amy Baird via email or 970-351-1769.

Thank you for your interest in the University of Northern Colorado’s dietetic internship program, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Withrow, PhD, RD, Dietetic Internship Coordinator if you have questions via email or 970-351-1578. 


The mission of the UNC Dietetic Internship is to provide a comprehensive program that enables graduates to be contributing members of a rapidly changing, technologically advanced, diverse society and allows them to compete successfully for career opportunities in dietetics.