The University of Northern Colorado Dietetic Internship (DI) was established in 1995 and is the first to base the learning structure on a Distance Education Model.
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 Nutritionist (RDN) credential and eligibility to apply for state licensure in those states that provide licensure for dietitians.
The Dietetic Internship mission at the University of Northern Colorado will prepare graduates to become entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who have the acquired knowledge to enrich the community through professional practice under the professional code of ethics, and remain life-long learners that is supported by evidence based research and leadership activity.
Dietetic Internship Coordinator:
Nicole Withrow, PhD, RDN
Thank you for your interest in the Dietetic Internship at the University of Northern Colorado. You may visit the links on this website for further details about the program. The Dietetic Internship handbook is available upon request.
Beginning January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has changed the degree requirement for dietitian registration eligibility from a Bachelor's degree to a Master's degree (in any field) in addition to the current requirement of a verification statement from an ACEND accredited dietetics program. For more information, see Graduate Degree Registration Eligibility Requirement Frequently Asked Questions and Graduate Degree Registration Eligibility Requirement Student Option Scenarios.
UNC Dietetic Internship Virtual Open House
November 16, 2017, 6:30 PM Mountain Standard Time (US and Canada)
Webinar ID: 525 959 965
Or iPhone one-tap - US: +16699006833,,525959965# or +16465588656,,525959965#
Or Telephone - Dial US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=dOsbHZO-JKMkxxuI5KVd07jo8FdKypxt
Eligibility for Online Programs by State of Residence
At this time, the University of Northern Colorado has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Extended Campus Eligibility by State web page for details.
Entry-Level Registration Eligibility Requirements Update
The Commission on Dietetic Registration website provides information regarding the plan and timeline to initiate the new entry-level practice requirements of earning an advanced degree along with completing supervised practice and taking a registration exam.
The new requirements will take effect January 1, 2024. Those who become Registered Dietitians before this time will be allowed to practice without an advanced degree.
The Dietetic Internship at the University of Northern Colorado is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995