WIC Track

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. Application Process
  3. Application Timeline
  4. Selection Criteria

What Are the Admission Requirements?


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of the required academic Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) course work with a verification statement or a verification of intent to complete form*
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Currently employed in any contracted Arizona Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) local agency**
  • At least one year of full-time employment in a contracted Arizona WIC local agency by the January application date for the internship
*Additional course work is required to update DPD coursework if completed five or more years before the year the Dietetic Internship begins. Example: You are applying for the Dietetic Internship that begins August 2019 and your degree was granted prior to August 2014, you would need to take additional classes prior to application.

Recency of Education Policy


The following Recency of Education Policy is a policy statement for those applicants with a signed verification statement that is dated more than 5 years before the year the Dietetic Internship begins. The courses taken to satisfy the requirements of this policy must be completed at a U.S. college or university that houses an accredited DPD program.
  • If the signed verification statement is dated within the last 5 years, then no extra coursework is required.
  • If the signed verification statement is dated within 5-10 years from the starting date of the internship program, then the applicant must have completed with a grade of C or better 6 credit hours of DPD coursework. The following courses are highly recommended:
    • A medical nutrition therapy or diet therapy course
    • Another advanced level DPD nutrition course
  • If the signed verification statement is dated 10 years or more from the starting date of the Dietetic Internship, then the applicant must have completed with a grade of C or better 12 credit hours of DPD coursework. The following courses are highly recommended:
    • A medical nutrition therapy or diet therapy course
    • Another advanced level DPD nutrition course
    • A biochemistry course
    • An anatomy and physiology course
An official transcript that verifies the courses taken must accompany the application packet.

**How to Find a Job With Arizona WIC


Each WIC Agency posts positions and hires as an independent entity. Below is a list of all 21 Arizona WIC local agencies and websites to search for job openings and/or contact information.

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  1. Rotations
  2. Schedule
  3. Cost
  4. Entrance Requirements
Our part time Arizona Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Dietetic Internship track is comprised of an annual class of up to 6 interns, and consists of 32 weeks of supervised practice with an additional 13 weeks of work at their local AZ WIC Agency. The AZ WIC Track begins in mid-August and will be completed by the first week of July. Interns participating in this track will be exposed to a wide variety of nutrition services from metropolitan and rural areas of Arizona. Opportunities are provided to interact with individuals and groups from multi-ethnic backgrounds representing all ages and levels of education. Clinical, food and nutrition management, community and specialty experiences offered will challenge interns to integrate knowledge gained from dedicated study with opportunities for practice and application.

Rotation sites for the Arizona WIC track Dietetic Internship will be determined based on their availability and geographic location of the candidates selected. Travel to areas around the state will be required for some rotations.

Because of the great diversity among the residents in Maricopa County, interns able to speak Spanish are highly valued by the rotation sites. However, the ability to speak Spanish is not a requirement for admission into the Dietetic Internship.