Application to the dietetic internship program
requires that you successfully complete:
of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Didactic Program in Dietetic (DPD) requirements.
At least a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. regionally accredited
university or college prior to the start date of the internship.
recency of education requirements.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to the start of the
The selection of dietetic
interns is made from the best qualified candidates without
discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, national
origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational
preference. The evaluation is based on:
Scholarship (38%) - Grade Point
Average (3.0 on a
4.0 scale is preferred), and Graduate Record Examination (verbal
and quantitative scores at or above the 50% is
Work / Volunteer Experience
Personal Statement (20%)
Academic and employer references
No specific attempt is made to produce a wide
geographical variation. Applicants from the same college or
university are selected on the basis of individual qualification and
there is no limit on the number selected from the same college or
courses in dietetics or a related area are required
to update a degree which was completed five (5) or
more years prior to the current application postmark
deadline. The number of required credits is
(6 semester hours of Medical Nutrition Therapy or
or longer – Meet current Didactic Program in
Dietetic requirements with no fewer than 12 semester
hours. A verification statement signed by the
Program Director and completed within three years of
application deadline must be submitted
taken to satisfy the requirements must be completed
at a U.S. regionally accredited college or
university. A transcript verifying completion of
the courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or
higher per course, must accompany the application
Obtaining Dietetic Credentials
with a Foreign Degree
The Commission on Dietetic
Registration (CDR) requires individuals with foreign
degrees (those that have been educated outside the
United States and its territories) meet specific
educational requirements and follow a unique process
to obtain Registered Dietitian (RD) credentials.
Details are outline on the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics (AND) website at
University of Iowa Graduate College requires that
international applicants whose first language is not
English must submit results of the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International
English Language Testing System (IELTS) for
admission to the university.
waivers of this requirement are granted for persons
who have completed a bachelor’s degree (or higher)
at an accredited university in the United States,
United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada (excluding French
Quebec), Africa (English speaking), Australia, or
information on requirements and submission
guidelines can be found at the University of Iowa
Graduate Admissions at
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) participates in the
Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). The
program can be accessed at
application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m.
Central Standard Time on February 15, 2016.
The fee to use DICAS
is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each
The DICAS application
to internships requires completion of a personal statement in
1,000 words or less. Items to be addressed include:
do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing
PO Box, 9118
Watertown, MA 02472
completing the application form, applicants must include the
name and contact information (e-mail address) for each
reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting
completion of a reference form. The form will be completed
The UIHC Dietetic Internship
requires a $50 (non-refundable) application
processing fee with check or money order payable to
“UIHC Food and Nutrition Services” and mailed to:
Laurie Kroymann, University of Iowa Hospitals and
Clinics, Food and Nutrition Services, 200 Hawkins
Drive W146 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242. It must be
postmarked by February 15 for computer match.
The internship does not require
a supplemental application.
The Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics requires all dietetic internship
applicants to participate in computer matching.
Applicants should obtain instructions and prioritize
their internship preferences at
https://www.dnddigital.com/. The code for the
University of Iowa Dietetic Internship is 332. D &
D Digital charge a fee of $50 for the matching. 11:59 PM CST by February 15, 2016.
Successful candidates for the
12 appointments will be notified in April via