Dietetics resources

Program information

Career information

Key terms

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD): An academic program that provides the required coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree and a verification statement. These programs are accredited through Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Dietetic Internship (DI): Students who successfully complete the DPD coursework from an accredited DPD program, have earned a bachelor’s degree, and have earned a verification statement are eligible to apply to a Dietetic Internship (DI). Internships are completed over 6-24 months. Once students complete an accredited DI and earn a verification statement to show eligibility, they can write the CDR registration exam for dietitians.
  • DICAS: Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) online applicant portal is for use by students who are applying to Dietetic Internship programs that participate in the DICAS Match. The DICAS Online is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The DICAS Online offers applicants a convenient, state-of-the-art, web-based application service that will allow them to apply to any number of participating dietetic internship programs by completing a single online application. The DICAS Online was specifically designed by DICAS to simplify and streamline the application process while providing considerable flexibility, electronic submission of applications, ongoing communication with applicants, and excellent customer support.
  • D&D Digital: D & D Digital Online Dietetics Internship Matching Service for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • GRE: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a required test for undergraduate students who hope to pursue graduate studies.

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