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Admission Requirements

Applicants considering the Utah State University Dietetic Internship must meet the following minimum selection criteria to be considered for the internship:

  • Applicants should be completing an accredited nutrition/dietetics program and receiving a DPD Verification Statement OR be a graduate of an accredited program with a DPD Verification Statement.
    • Applicants with a DPD Verification Statements more than 4 years old at the time of application may have to meet additional requirements. Please review our Recency of Education Policy.
  • Overall DPD GPA of 3.0 or greater:
    • This is the combined GPA for the Core Professional and Science DPD Courses on your DPD program's course list. Contact your DPD Director for a copy of the course list. 
    • The USU DI does not "round up". An applicant with an overall DPD GPA of 2.99 will not be considered. 
  • No Ds or Fs in any course on your DPD program's course list.
    • This includes D+, D, and D-.
  • A minimum of 400 hours of work or volunteer experience. Please review our list of Work and Volunteer Experience and how to include this information in your application. 
    • Hours completed as a requirement of your DPD program cannot be counted toward your total 400 hours. However, you are encouraged to include them on your application as they will reflect your overall experience. 
    • Preference will be given to applicants with >1000 hours of work or volunteer experience.
  • The USU DI does not require the GRE. 
Two USU DI interns

Applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria and submit all required documentation with their application will be invited for a phone interview. 


If you have questions regarding your eligibility for the USU DI please contact us.


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