Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship

Program Completion

A Verification Statement is necessary for eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination.

The DI requires 45 credits and conferring of Master's degree for completion. Dietetic interns must demonstrate both academic and supervised practicum competence. Dietetic interns must earn a B- grade or better on all final supervised practicum evaluations and DI projects.

In addition, the dietetic intern must pass a proficiency exam at the end of the DI program with a minimum score of 80% for successful completion of the program.

The Verification Statement to CDR may be delayed or withheld if a dietetic intern does not meet the practicum evaluation standard of a B- or better and the project requirements of a B- or better and therefore does not demonstrate entry level competence of all program requirements*. *(including all financial obligations to NMSU)

For interns successfully completing the DI, the Internship Director will submit all required information to the Commission on Dietetic Registration to verify eligibility for registration examination for dietitians.