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About Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship

WWDI offers one of the most innovative dietetic internships in the country.
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What Makes Us Unique

Degree and Non-Degree Track Options
Wellness Workdays DI offers two tracks: a degree-track, for those who need to obtain a Master's Degree while completing their internship, and a non-degree track for those who already have a Master's degree and only need to complete their dietetic internship.

We're affiliated with four incredible graduate programs. Learn more about their unique offerings to choose the best program for you, your budget, and your career goals:

Degree-track interns do not need to choose one of our affiliated programs, they can also complete their degree at the graduate program of their choice.

Unique Concentrations
WWDI is excited to offer concentrations in these unique and growing fields of dietetics. Interns can choose to complete their concentration rotation in:

We're affiliated with several professional and collegiate sports teams. Interns who choose to apply to one of our affiliated teams can spend up to 15-weeks completing multiple rotations with the team! Learn more about our affiliated sports teams and three unique concentration offerings.

Supportive Staff
At WWDI, each intern will have the support of a program advisor who will serve as their go-to person from the moment they are accepted into the program, to when they become a registered dietitian and beyond! In addition to their program advisor, interns will have the support of WWDI's contracts and administrative manager, program manager, and program director. Meet the WWDI Team!

Prior Assessed Learning
Interns who have significant and relevant work experiences can earn prior assessed learning credits to offset the amount of rotation hours to be completed during their internship. Interns who are granted prior assessed learning credits can reduce their total internship hours. Learn more about how to apply for prior assessed learning.

It's All About You!
At WWDI, interns are able to individualize their dietetic internship experience to meet their personal interests and future career goals. Interns can complete rotations in the geographical location of their choice. This allows interns to complete rotations close to home to ease financial burden, or opt to relocate to expand their network and experience a new city or state.

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Program Logistics

Wellness Workdays offers a unique distance education-based program, designed to meet the individual needs and interests of a group of dynamic, inspiring individuals seeking to become Registered Dietitians with a focus on wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention. To learn more about how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, click here.

The WWDI allows interns to complete their supervised practice requirements in their local settings using sites and preceptors of their choice. To complete their requirements, interns are required to find qualified preceptors in the areas of:

  • Clinical/MNT (400 hours)

  • Food service management (180 hours)

  • Community nutrition (180 hours)

  • WWDI concentration  (240 hours)


Following acceptance to the program, interns are required to complete a virtual Orientation (in June for Spring interns and  January for Fall interns), and virtual Commencement (in April of their program completion year). Supervised rotations will begin in June for Spring interns and January for Fall interns following orientation. 

Program Completion Requirements:

To graduate and complete the internship requirements, interns must satisfy the minimum 1000 supervised practice hours, obtain a graduate degree, complete all didactic hours and assignments, meet 100% of competencies with a score of 4 or 5, pass the practice exam with a score of at least 80% and complete an exit interview. Interns in the Degree Track, must have graduated from their graduate program and have an official transcript with the confer date in order to receive their DI verification statement. Upon program completion, WWDI will submit the Di Verification Statement and transcripts to the Commission on Dietetic Registration as proof that the intern is eligible to sit for the RD credentialing exam. 

To apply, click here.

Check out our Program Manager,
Caitlin Dunn, on the RD2Be Podcast!

Note from ACEND

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program at Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.

Have questions about the WWDI Program?

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