Admission Requirements

A signed “Verification Statement of Completion” showing completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) curriculum with original signature must be provided before the internship begins. A “Declaration of Intent to Complete” may be uploaded into DICAS during the application process. A final transcript with completed bachelor’s degree must be provided before the internship begins.

Students selected for the dietetic internship must have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Academic coursework must have been completed within three years before the date of entrance to the internship. If coursework is older, the applicant must complete an upper division course in physiology and clinical nutrition prior to entrance into the internship.

Applicants will need to have completed or be in the process of completing:

  • An accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics as specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • A signed “Verification Statement” or “Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Approved Minimum Academic Requirements” form must be included in the application packet
  • The DPD Program Director at your school provides this form and it must have the program director’s original signature

The intern will provide a signed “Verification Statement” with original signature by the start date of the internship.

Effective 2024, the UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship will require a graduate degree (MS or MPH) to be eligible for admission.