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Admissions and Application Requirements
Admissions & Program Requirements

The dietetic internship is for students who have successfully completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (Accredited by ACEND) and a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree.  A GPA of 3.0 is required to be competitive with a minimum of "B" in dietetics courses. Selection is based on academics, personal statement, experiences, and letters of recommendation.

The internship is a full-time program requiring 1200+ hours of supervised practice. All rotations are planned by the program except for a two week specialty rotation which the intern plans. Students are required to take and successfully pass two graduate courses in the fall semester:
  • AH 5350. Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
    Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Dietetics majors, others by consent of the Director of Dietetics; instructor consent required.
    Provides student with advanced nutrition therapy information for the effective treatment of complex medical problems. Emphasizes all aspects of the nutrition care process as it relates to medical conditions. The research regarding the physiological, pathological and metabolic basis for nutrient modifications will be emphasized.
  • AH 5351. Contemporary Nutrition Issues and Research
    Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to Dietetics majors, others by consent of the Director of Dietetics; instructor consent required.
    Critical thinking and application of research to contemporary issues in food and nutrition applied to clinical nutrition and community/public health nutrition. Learning occurs through classroom discussions, self-exploration through reading and applying scientific studies to issues, and participation in a research project.
No degree is granted. 


Application Process
  • Spring match
  • Participates in the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be found at http://portal.dicas.org, email: DICASinfo@DICAS.org.
  • The on-line application must be completed for our program by February 15. The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.
  • Applicants must also register for Spring Computer Match online for computer matching at http://www.dnddigital.com/, D & D Digital Systems, Suite 301, 304 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010, (515) 292-0490, email: dnd@sigler.com, and select dietetic internship priority choices by February 15. There is a $50.00 computer matching fee.
  • Submit the supplemental application and $70 application fee (make check payable to Dietetics Program - University of Connecticut); mail to Dietetics Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, c/o Jessica Massey, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101, Storrs, CT 06269-2101
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Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
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