Program Eligibility Requirements

eligibility requirements

Those eligible to apply to the program must meet specific requirements, including completion of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD) academic requirements with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. A Grade Point Average of 2.5 overall and 2.75 in general dietetics course work is preferred. Individuals with a GPA below this may apply if they can demonstrate professional achievement since graduation. The PDI does not provide Prior Assessed Learning (PAL) credit.

All candidates wanting to be included in our internship program the same year as their college graduation date must have completed all degree requirements, including, but not limited to, coursework and verification paperwork by July 31 of the year the program begins.

International students must have their academic degree validated as equivalent to the bachelor’s or master’s degree conferred by a US regionally-accredited college or university. The summary section of the evaluation report MUST state “From a regionally accredited institution.” For more information go to AND’s website located at for more information regarding international students.