Admission to the MND/Dietetic Internship requires concurrent admission to the Cox College Graduate Department. Applicants must complete two different online application forms, one for the internship (DICAS system – see below) and the Cox College Graduate Application.
- In addition, before beginning the MND/Dietetic Internship, all students must provide official transcripts showing completion of at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and also a signed verification statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics.
- The MND/ Dietetic Internship utilizes the online DICAS application system and D&D Digital computer matching application process.
- The program is using the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, e-mail DICASinfo@DICAS.org. The on-line application must be completed for our program by 11:59 pm Central Time on February 15. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.
- Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to: DICAS – Transcript Dept., PO Box 9118, Watertown, MA, 02472.
- When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.
- Applicants must also register online with D&D Digital for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 pm Central Time on February 15. There is a $50 computer matching fee. The matching code for Cox College is 173. For more information on the computer matching process go to www.dnddigital.com, or contact them at:
D&D Digital Systems, Inc.
304 Main Street, Suite 301
Ames, IA 50010
- Apply to the Cox College Graduate Department as admission to the MND/Dietetic Internship requires concurrent. Applicants must complete the online application form for the Cox College Graduate Department and pay the $50 application fee to the college. This application can be found under Admissions.
- Provide an AND Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent to Complete a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) – submitted with the DICAS online application.
- Provide official transcripts showing completion of at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (bachelor’s degree must be completed before beginning program in August) – submitted with the DICAS online application.
- Request 3 letters of recommendation – submitted with the DICAS online application.
- o DPD Director
- o Food, Nutrition or Dietetics Professor/Instructor
- o Work supervisor – preferably in food, dietetics area
- Provide a resume or curriculum vita – submitted with the DICAS online application
- Provide a 1-2 page personal statement addressing the following – submitted with the DICAS online application
- o Describe the significant professional responsibilities you have held.
- o State your professional goals and reasons for desiring to enroll in this MND/DI program.
- o Describe your strengths that will help you succeed in the program and in reaching your professional goals.
- o Indicate your personal practice interests as specifically as possible, including any previous practice experience you may have acquired.
- o Demonstration of good communication skills, professionalism, self-direction, flexibility, potential to complete the entire curriculum, and motivation to work in a fast-paced academic program and site environment.
- o Describe weaknesses and/or opportunities for improvement
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have completed a statistics course and college algebra for admission to the Graduate Department
- The Graduate Records Exam (GRE) will NOT be required for admission.
Selection of the successful applicants will be made by a committee composed of the Internship Director and the college faculty who are RDs. Selection of the successful applicants is based on the committee’s assessment of the individual’s potential in the program and potential as a practicing dietitian. The committee will use grade point average (overall, science, MNT/nutrition core courses), the personal statement, past work experience (employment in nutrition/dietetics in the past 3 years is emphasized), and letters of recommendation as well as face to face or Skype interviews (conducted for students who are greater than 250 miles from Springfield) to make this assessment.