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Dietetic Internship Program

"Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN please click here."
Starting in Fall 2022, a master's degree will also be required for admission into CWU's Dietetic Internship. Applicants are encouraged to explore our Nutrition graduate degree offerings here.

CWU offers an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) Program through the Department of Health Sciences. The Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation (through Dec. 31, 2027) by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400. ACEND ( This program provides:

  • A Certificate of completion of performance requirements for entry level dietitians through a 1200+ hour supervised practice and didactic experience
  • A Concentration in Community Nutrition
  • Accredited supervised practice experience required to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Graduates are eligible to take the RDN examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Please visit to learn The 5 Steps to Become an RDN. This program meets the requirement for Step 2: An ACEND Supervised Practice Dietetic Internship.


Mission, Goals, Objectives

Mission of the Dietetics Program: The mission of the CWU-DI is to prepare competent, entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. 

Goal #1 – Program graduates will become competent, entry level RDN’s. 

Goal #2 – Program graduates will obtain employment within the nutrition profession following program completion. 

ACEND Required Objectives data are available upon request.

2017.2018 Job Placement Data: According to an Alumni Survey completed by the class of 2017.18: "Of graduates who seek employment, 100% were employed in nutrition or dietetics or related field within 12 months of program completion."

Program Contact

Interim DI Director: Katy Williams, MS, RDN, CDE 

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