ADMISSION Facts FOR THE UNMC DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (MEDICAL NUTRITION EDUCATION DIVISION)
Students who complete the UNMC Dietetic Internship Program are awarded a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. They will also receive a verification Statement of Completion and are eligible to take the national registration examination for dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Graduate credit earned during the dietetic internship can be applied toward the Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Medical Nutrition from the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) Graduate Program.
To be considered for admission, students are required to have:
- Bachelor's Degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university
- Verification Statement of Completion of (or Declaration of Intent to Complete) a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Students who are in their final months of study are eligible to apply.)
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- GRE -- General test scores sent to UNMC Institution Code 6896, Nutrition Department Code 0214
- Supplemental Application with $70 fee (will be sent after DICAS application is received at UNMC)
- English proficiency requirement, if your native language is not English
- Foreign transcripts, if you completed coursework from an institution outside the USA