Full-Time 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

Recency of Education Policy


If the signed Verification Statement is dated five years or more from the starting date of the internship, then the applicant must contact the program director.  The program director and applicant will review previous course work and professional work experience to assess what (if any) additional advanced classes need to be taken.  The following courses may be recommended 
  • A medical nutrition therapy or diet therapy course. 
  • Another advanced level DPD nutrition course.   

D&D Digital Systems


Maricopa County's full time track Dietetic Internship program participates in computer matching through D&D Digital Systems. Internship candidates must submit a prioritized list of selected Dietetic Internships and a computer matching fee of $55.
  1. Rotations
  2. Schedule
  3. Cost
  4. Entrance Requirements
Our dietetic internship is a full time, 31-week program approved for an annual class of 5 interns. Interns participating in the program will be exposed to a wide variety of nutrition services from metropolitan and rural areas of Maricopa County. 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.