The ACEND competencies reflect the minimal level of expertise the intern must achieve as stated in the Cox College Master’s in Nutrition Diagnostics/Dietetic Internship Student Handbook. In addition to the minimal level of expertise required by ACEND, satisfactory performance is required in the following if a student wishes to receive a verification statement and graduate degree from Cox College (verification statement granted upon completion of all of the criteria listed below):

  • Satisfactory completion of all supervised practice rotations, as evaluated by MND/DI program director, college faculty and preceptors
  • Attendance at all required internship/program meetings, including, but not limited to, SWMDA meetings.
  • Satisfactory completion of all courses required in the MND/DI plan of study
  • Graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Completion of all other degree requirements


Successful completion of the program should equip the student with the skills and ability to apply the knowledge in nutrition and dietetics as measured by the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The graduate of Cox College’s Master’s in Nutrition Diagnostics/Dietetic Internship program is prepared to practice in multiple areas of dietetics, including foodservice systems management, therapeutic clinical practice, and normal and preventive nutrition in a variety of settings. The program concentration and Master’s in nutrition diagnostics will prepare the graduate for an emerging area of clinical practice.