Frequently Asked Questions About Dietetic Internship
We've assembled your go-to resource for any questions you may have about the Central Michigan University Dietetics Internship (CMUDI). If you don't find an answer to your question on the page, please don't hesitate to contact us.
What is required to complete the CMUDI?
All tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to program completion. Additionally, you must successfully complete the prescribed program of 1114 hours of learning experiences and meet or exceed established standards, as defined by the core competency statements:
1. The prescribed program of learning experiences has been designed to meet the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and will be completed in its entirety.
2. The intern will be evaluated at specified intervals as delineated by Policy and Procedure 500.1, Evaluation of Interns. An acceptable standard of performance must be achieved.
3. Successful completion of the CMUDI and completion of a master's degree will culminate in receipt by the intern the ACEND Verification Statement* (six originals) completed by the program director.
*January 1, 2024, a master's degree is required to earn a verification statement.
What is computer matching for the CMUDI?
Applicants to the CMUDI must participate in computer matching. Applicants should visit the D&D Digital Systems website. Applicants must comply with all requirements, fees, and timelines as found on the D&D website. Application deadlines correspond with the D&D Digital deadline.
What is the CMUDI's accredited focus area?
The CMUDI's ACEND accredited focus area is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
How long is the CMUDI?
The CMUDI requires 1114 hours in a 28-week program.
How many interns are accepted into the CMUDI?
The CMUDI accepts 20 interns annually.
Will I earn graduate credit for completing the CMUDI?
Yes. You earn 12 semester hours of graduate credit after successfully completing the CMUDI. The 12 credits may be applied toward completion of our master's degree in nutrition and dietetics (MSND). If you have a master's degree from a different university, you must still apply to Graduate Studies at CMU, as these 12 credits, plus university fees, is the cost of the internship.
Is there a graduate school application fee?
Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable graduate studies application fee that is collected when applying to the master of science in nutrition and dietetics program.
Is financial assistance available for interns?
Yes. Federal student loans and other financial aid and scholarships are available to interns enrolled in Graduate Studies as regular, degree-seeking students.