Dietetics Internship Admissions

The Central Michigan University Dietetic Internship admits a total of 20 students to the program annually. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or marital status. Admission requirements are as follows:

Grade point average requirement

Applicants must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree to be considered for admission. The minimum grade point averages (GPA) are shown below, however, an undergraduate GPA above 3.0 (out of 4.0) is recommended for acceptance. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be considered for an internship appointment. No exceptions will be made.

GPA typeMinimum requirement
Cumulative GPA3.0
Dietetics GPA3.0

Program completion requirement

Final admission of matched applicants to the CMUDI is contingent upon graduation from a college or university and completion of an Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics-approved didactic program in dietetics.  Following admission, a satisfactory completion of a medical examination indicating the applicant's physical and mental capacity for performing duties associated with the internship is required.

Coursework in dietetics is required for individuals who completed their degree greater than four (4) years ago. Coursework must be completed prior to applying to the dietetic internship and from an accredited ACEND didactic program in dietetics (DPD) or coordinated program (CP).

Time between graduation and internshipRequirements
0-4 yearsUpdating not required
4-8 years6 semesters or 9 quarter hours that must include medical nutrition therapy; if the medical nutrition therapy is offered in two or three-part series, all parts must be completed.
greater than 8 yearsMeet current Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics academic requirements with no fewer than 12 semester hours or 16 quarter hours

Application procedures and checklists

Important note for international students

CMUDI is unable to issue immigration documents for international students to complete our internship. Students on F1 visas are ineligible to complete our internship until they have been enrolled at CMU for two semesters. In addition, F1 students are required by law to enroll in a full-time course load (nine credits per semester). Our program is 12 credits but split between two semesters, five credits and seven credits, as it is a seven-month internship. In summary, due to the structure of our internship, international students are ineligible.