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, 2023 

  • 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 complete this form.

MS Nutrition Admissions Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Official transcripts conferring baccalaureate degree
  • 3 credits in each of the following before the start of the program:
    • Human Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Statistics
  • 3 credits in each of the following within 5 years of the start of the program:
    • Biochemistry
    • Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I&II
  • 6 credits of the following coursework within 5 years of the start of the program:
    • an introductory nutrition course, with content covering the same topics in HFN 507 and HFN 508, or conditionally admitted pending successful completion, with a grade of B or better, of the following courses:
      • HFN 507
      • HFN 508

Note: The Graduate Record Examination 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.

All international students should contact Paul Ray in our Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions at 631-444-1863. The distance DI cannot accept international students.

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.

All onsite dietetic interns must be vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with the NYS mandatory vaccine requirement.  Interns must also comply with monthly testing requirements (or more frequently if required by individual sites).  Distance dietetic interns must follow the requirements of the site in which they are rotating.  Dietetic Interns are required to show evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination.

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.