Nancy Prange, MS,RD,LDN
Dietetic Internship Director
Phone: (815) 753-6386
The program concentration for the NIU dietetic internship is Community Nutrition and Health Promotion,which includes 1224 hours of dietetic internship experiences: 540 hours in community nutrition, life-cycle and health promotion; 504 hours in medical nutrition therapy (at one hospital); and 180 hours in food service (NIU Dining Services).
Upon program completion, dietetic interns graduate with a M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and are eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination to become a Registered Dietitian.
Please consult the current graduate catalog for complete information regarding the M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Please note that the application deadlines for Graduate School do not coincide with the DI and D&D Digital deadlines.
We accept applications in the spring semester using the online DICAS system. Applications to the dietetic internship coincide with D & D Digital computer matching deadlines. View the current application deadlines.
Up-to-date information about tuition, fees and insurance costs can be accessed on-line through the Office of the Bursar.
NIU provides a high level of financial support for dietetic interns in the form of graduate assistantships. All applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application form for a graduate assistantship. Of course we can not guarantee that one will be available, but often there are sufficient assistantships for all interns.
Graduate assistantships provide a partial tuition waiver and monetary stipend. We strongly encourage all applicants to apply for a graduate assistantship.
Interns are responsible for the cost of additional fees. Interns must provide their own housing, food and transportation.