Dietetic Internship Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admissions and Starting Rotations

SBU Dietetic Internship Admissions Process Policy

Final deadline for all applications on DICAS is February 15, 2024 

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred.  Baccalaureate degree must be completed prior to the start of the program.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Verification Statement of Completion of Didactic Program or Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree.
  • Master's Degree (any field)* - applicants without a master's degree who match to Stony Brook University DI will be required to apply to the MS in Nutrition at Stony Brook University.

*If the applicant is enrolled in a self-identified graduate program and will be within 9 credits of completion at the start of the dietetic internship program, the applicant could be conditionally admitted into the stand-alone DI.  The applicant must have their graduate program director/advisor complete this form.

MS Nutrition Admissions Requirements

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from a US-accredited college or university with a preferred GPA of 3.0.
  • Language placement exam if English is not the first or primary language; refer to the website for more information:
  • Official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s)
  • An essay that addresses the following: Explain how the Graduate Program in Nutrition will achieve your short-term and long-term goals.
  • The following prerequisites are required:
    • Human Biology - 3 credits
    • Organic Chemistry - 3 credits
    • Statistics - 3 credits
    • Within 5 years of the start of the program:
      • Chemistry - 6 credits, inclusive of biochemistry
      • Physiology - 3 credits
      • Introductory nutrition course totaling a minimum of 6 credits inclusive of nutrition physiology and metabolism and foundations of nutrition therapy.
        • Or be eligible for conditional admission pending successful completion of, with a grade of B or better, of the following courses:
          • HFN 507: Nutrition Physiology and Metabolism
          • HFN 508: Concepts in Nutrition Therapy

For more information, check out the website,

Note: GRE is not required

Any student who has taken classes at a foreign university must have his/her foreign transcript evaluated.  Students can go to to get information. A course-by-course evaluation is required; evaluation must show a GPA.

Note: The onsite and distance dietetic internship cannot accept international students.  International graduate students studying in the US must be enrolled full-time each semester in a minimum of 9 credits.  As this program is non-credit bearing, international students would not be eligible to enroll in a non-credit program.  

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Applicants whose first or native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency prior to matriculation. An applicant must present the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Check the HSC Bulletin for required test scores,

All accepted students are required by New York State law to file a completed health history and physical examination with CastleBranch (instruction will be provided by the Program). Titers and a recent PPD Tuberculosis Mantoux (for TB) are required. Some rotation sites may have additional requirements.

While drug testing and fingerprinting are not a condition of acceptance, many sites require this testing. Inability to successfully pass this testing can impede an intern's ability to complete the program.

FOR ON-SITE DIETETIC INTERNS: Each intern is required to have his/her own form of transportation, as many rotations will be completed outside of Stony Brook University Hospital. Not all interns will complete their nutrition therapy rotation at Stony Brook University Hospital. All rotations are within 50 miles of Stony Brook University.

FOR DISTANCE DIETETIC INTERNS: Each intern is required to submit a finalized Rotation Schedule and Clinical Affiliation Agreement must be executed for all sites. To be formally admitted into the Program, the Agreement must be executed for the first rotation site.  Once the intern is conditionally accepted into the Program, the Program will reach out to the preceptor for each site to facilitate having the Agreement signed. If the site doesn't agree to Stony Brook's boiler plate contract, the intern will be required to find another site. It is recommended that distance interns try to find multiple rotations within one site (i.e. do nutrition therapy and food service at the same facility) therefore limiting the number of Agreements needed. 

Click here to visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website for questions about computer matching.