Dietetic Internship Program, CAS

This program is no longer accepting applications.

New students seeking to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) should now apply to the Nutrition Science M.A. program:

Nutrition Science M.A.

The program is built upon the foundation, knowledge, and skills students have acquired from accredited didactic programs in dietetics. The carefully structured program includes a minimum 1100 hours of supervised practice experience in the application of the nutrition care process to community and health care nutrition based settings and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the credentialing examination for dietitians offered through the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) as a prerequisite for state licensure or certification.

Future Education Model

Syracuse University was approved and fully accredited to open a new and exciting program starting in August, 2023 to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards (PDF) for programs in nutrition and dietetics. These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Nutrition Science program.

Contact Nicole Beckwith,, (315) 443-2396 for more information.

Affiliated Agencies

Our interns work within diverse agencies listed in the Dietetic Internship handbook.

Program Objective

Mission and Goals

The Dietetic Internship at Syracuse University seeks to prepare graduates to become entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists to fulfill the employment needs of nutrition and dietetics employers and to positively affect individuals, families, and communities through the application of the nutrition care process.

  1. Program graduates will be prepared for success as entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists
  2. Program graduates will fulfill the employment needs of nutrition and dietetics employers

Program objectives can be found in the Dietetic Internship handbook. Outcome data is available upon request by emailing the program director: Nicole Beckwith

Credentialing Exam

Once students have completed their internship they are eligible to take the credentialing examination for dietitians to become an RDN, offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

After January 1, 2024, the CDR requires a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Learn more about this requirement in our online Dietetic Internship CAS Program Handbook. Our admissions team can help you understand this new master’s degree requirement, contact us if you have any questions.

Professional Licensure

Obtaining a license to practice or Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect the ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. Please view the program’s Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement regarding the Dietetic Internship Program’s ability to meet specific state licensure or certification requirements.

For additional information about state licensure requirements visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

For additional information about becoming a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York State visit the N.Y.S. Office of the Professions website.


The Dietetic Internship Program at Syracuse University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1.800.877.1600 ×5400). The program is granted full accreditation through June 30, 2029.

Program Expenses

An estimated Cost of Attendance can be obtained from Syracuse University Financial Aid Office. Dietetic Internship estimated cost of attendance can be found in the Dietetic Internship handbook.

Getting Admitted

Syracuse University Dietetic Internship program has utilized the pre-select process to fill positions to the desired enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year as we phase out our internship program and prepare to launch our new nutrition and dietetics graduate program. Therefore, applications will not be accepted through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) or participate the match process in spring 2023 through D&D Digital Systems. Learn more about the new master’s program:

Nutrition Science M.A.

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