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Non-Degree Track: Dietetic Internship Only

Complete your dietetic internship in as little as eight months!

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum degree requirement for a Registered Dietitian will be a graduate degree granted by a USDE recognized institution (or foreign equivalent). More information can be found here.

Wellness Workdays DI has many options no matter where you are with your education.


As of Fall 2022, prospective interns applying to Wellness Workdays DI must either:

  1.  Choose one of our combined programs

  2.  Have already obtained a Master's (or higher) degree in any field

  3.  Show proof of acceptance into a graduate program.


Interns are required to find qualified preceptors in the areas of clinical/MNT (400 hours), food service management (180 hours), community nutrition (180 hours), and WWDI concentration  (240 hours) to complete their requirements. Our WWDI Program Advisors can help you along the way.

If you already have a Master's Degree:

If you have already obtained a graduate degree or will have by your internship start date, you are eligible to complete the dietetic internship in as little as 8 months.

  • You will complete the internship full-time 32-45 supervised practice hours per week.

  • You will be eligible to sit for the RDN exam upon successful completion of the 1,000 hour WWDI internship

When applying to Wellness Workdays DI:

Just upload your official transcript (graduate degree) to your DICAS application and indicate your choice of our non-degree track in the supplemental application.

Non-Degree Track Program Timeline


  • Non-degree track interns will complete 32-45 hours of supervised practice per week.

  • Interns will complete the following rotations for a total of 1,000 supervised practice hours: 

    • Community nutrition (180 hours)

    • Food service management (180 hours)

    • WWDI concentration  (240 hours) 

    • Clinical/MNT (400 hours)

  • Orientation is completed in mid January for Fall Match and mid June for spring.

  • Rotations can begin anytime between June 27th and the Tuesday after Labor Day for Spring Match or between January 23rd and April 1st for Fall Match.

  • Interns attend commencement in April of their planned graduation year.

  • Interns attend Wellness Workdays' Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference each April that they are in the internship.

  • Program will be completed on or before eight months from the first rotation start date and no later than one year from the first rotation start date.

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