Admissions Requirements for the Dietetic Internship Program

The University of New Haven’s Dietetic Internship Program was recently granted Candidacy for Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

All students matched to a Dietetic Internship Program must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalency as evaluated by one of the approved agencies. Upon entry, students must also present a signed Verification Statement from a Didactic Program Director in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD or DP) assuring didactic requirements were met as established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics https://www.eatright.org/.

Please note that in most cases, successful completion of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will usually lead to verification by the Program Director of the Didactic Program.

Admission requirements, tuition and other costs associated with the Dietetic Internship Program are described in the Program Handbook: Pages 11- 14.

Here are the GPA requirements for applicants:
3.0 cumulative GPA
3.2 Dietetics (DPD) GPA requirements
3.0 Science GPA- preferred

Students matched to the University of New Haven’s Dietetic Internship Program must complete required background checks, medical clearances including immunizations and proof of medical and car insurance at their own expense prior to entrance into the Dietetic Internship Program. These procedures are explained once students match to the program and must be completed during a specified time period before the program begins.

Application Procedure

1. DICAS Application

Students applying to the program for Fall 2019 admission must use the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) online internship application system. The DICAS fee is $45 for the first designation and $20 for each subsequent designation.

The following information will be part of the DICAS application:

  • Personal statement (posted on DICAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation, using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics form (posted on DICAS)
  • Resume (posted on DICAS)
  • "Declaration of Intent to Complete" or "Verification Statement of Completion of a didactic Program in Dietetics" (posted on DICAS by the DPD Director)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (posted on DICAS)
  • Other information, as described during the DICAS process

2. D&D Digital Computer Matching Service

D&D Digital Computer Matching Service will match applicants to Dietetic Internship Programs ranking applicants. This service charges a $55 fee. Information about the national matching process is located on their website.

3. University of New Haven Dietetic Internship Program Supplemental Application and Fee

The University of New Haven Supplemental Application form, and a non-refundable check for $50, should be submitted via postal mail, postmarked by February 15, 2020. Mailing information is included on the Supplemental Application.

Students may be contacted for a phone interview. Only applications that have paid the fee to the University of New Haven will be considered.

Questions?

Any questions about the program can be directed to the Dietetic Internship Program Director, Georgia Chavent, M.S., RD at gchavent@newhaven.edu.

Additional Information

See Program Handbook for admission requirements and additional information related to the program.

Scholarships are available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

All students matched to a Dietetic Internship Program must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a U.S regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalency as evaluated by one of the approved agencies. Upon acceptance, students must present a signed Verification Statement from a Didactic Program Director in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD or DP) assuring didactic requirements were met as established by the Accreditation Council for Education and Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Please note that in some cases, successful completion of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will usually lead to verification by the Program Director of the Didactic Program.

Students matched to the University of New Haven’s Dietetic Internship Program must complete required background checks and immunizations, medical clearances and proof of medical insurance at their own expense prior to entrance into the Dietetic Internship Program. These procedures are explained in more detail once students match to the program and must be completed during a specified time period before the program begins.