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Dietetic Internship

Hello Second Match Applicants!

We are pleased that you are considering applying to our program.

  1. On Thursday, April 11, after 5:00 PM MST, our program will be eligible for Phase II applications. Log into DICAS for Phase II and follow instructions.
  2. Then, refer to our requirements and application process and review carefully.
  3. Please upload supplemental documents into DICAS by May 1, 2019 including a complete rotation schedule and all preceptor and facility forms.
  4. Please mail a non-refundable $50 application screening fee (must be received prior to May 1). Please make check payable to the University of Northern Colorado and send check to: University of Northern Colorado, Department of Nutrition of Dietetics, Attn: Amy Baird, Gunter 2280, Campus Box 93, Greeley, CO 80639

We will notify accepted applicants by email no later than 5 PM MST, Monday, May 6, 2019. If you do not receive an email, you did not match with our program.

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.

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

Monday, November 5, 2018, 5:00 PM MST (US and Canada)

 Meeting ID: 905 704 7128

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  https://unco.zoom.us/j/9057047128

Or iPhone one-tap - US: +16468769923,,9057047128#  or +16699006833,,9057047128#

Or Telephone - Dial US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833 (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adaiUM2itF

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

H.323: (US West) (US East) (China) (India) (EMEA) (Australia) (Hong Kong) (Brazil) (Canada)
SIP: 9057047128@zoomcrc.com

Eligibility for Online Programs by State of Residence

The University of Northern Colorado has been approved by Colorado to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Through this membership, we adhere to established standards for distance higher education and are authorized to serve students from all 49 NC-SARA participating states.

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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.

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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 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800-877-1600, ext. 5400