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Dietetic Internship (Non-Degree) – Courses & Requirements

Internship Oversight

Students, with the program director’s guidance, will select the facilities where they will complete their practice experience and will play a role in designing their program of study. Although each intern has his / her own program of study, all of the Required Competencies and Assignments must be completed by all interns, in not less than 1,200 practice hours. A minimum of 300 hours each must be scheduled in each of the Clinical, Community and Foodservice sets of rotations. The selected concentration area must have a minimum of 200 practice hours.

UNC Courses

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.

Combine the Internship with an MS Degree

The Dietetic Internship is also available in combination with a Dietetics MS degree.

Online Courses and On-Campus Orientation

In addition to oversight of your internship requirements, this program provides four credit hours of academic coursework. These credits are required courses to be completed online during the first two weeks of the internship, followed by a three-day orientation in Greeley, Colorado. The courses are designed to orient you to the program standards of practice and to ensure that you have the resources to attain competence in each area of practice.

FND 510 Foodservice Management (2)

FND 512 Medical Nutrition Therapy Skills (2)

Supervised Practicum

You will enroll in a practicum course for support of your internship. Completion of the internship requires 20 credit hours total to cover supervision completion.

FND 592 Dietetics Supervised Practice (20 total)


For more information about the Required Competencies and Assignments, program schedule and areas of concentration, visit the Dietetics Internship Program website.

The official program description is available in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
24 credits coursework including Internship oversight
Time to Completion:
8-14 months

Delivery Options:

Off-Campus Coordinator:

Amy Baird


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