Dietetic Internship Master of Science Program

Dietetic Internship Director
Amanda Newell

The Dietetic Internship Master of Science Program is housed in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.


The mission of the Dietetic Internship Master of Science Program is to prepare well-rounded, competent entry-level dietitians through excellence in education, scholarship, and applied professional and supervised experiences with an emphasis in wellness so they may become leaders in the dietetic health profession.

Dietetic Internship Master of Science Program (DI-MS)

The Bradley University DI-MS program has received Accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND): 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 (1-800-877-1600).


  1. Graduates are prepared for careers as registered dietitians.
  2. Graduates are prepared for professional growth and continuing education/lifelong learning.
  3. Graduates are able to incorporate wellness into their profession.

Admission requirements

Students who apply to this program will apply through the DICAS and D & D Digital during the spring match. Admission to the DI-MS program requires the following:

    • Undergraduate degree in food, nutrition, dietetics or a related field that complies with the accreditation standards as defined by ACEND for Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD). Students must provide a verification statement from the DPD Director.
    • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • GRE scores must be reported on the application form.
    • Complete application must be submitted for consideration.
    • Acceptance into the Graduate School.

Course of study

Total hours: 43-46

The DI-MS program is a 2-year program, with a total of 43 to 46 credit hours for the combined DI-MS program. This includes 27 (thesis track) to 30 (non-thesis track) academic credit hours for the MS portion and 16 credit hours for the supervised practice of the DI portion.

  • FCS 507 Nutrition Counseling and Assessment - 3
  • FCS 514 Food Security and Food Systems - 3
  • FCS 601 Community Nutrition Intervention - 3
  • FCS 609 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy - 3
  • FCS 606 Nutrition and Wellness - 3
  • FCS 641 Research Methods in Nutrition and Wellness - 3
  • FCS 698 Supervised Practice - 16
  • FCS 699 Thesis Research (6), or Non-thesis: Elective (9)
  • Elective (from current list of courses on our non-thesis track) - 3

All DI-MS students will select one course from the following list for their elective. Additionally, students who elect to do the non-thesis track will select an additional 9 credit hours from one of the following options.

Option 1


  • ENC 586 Counseling Diverse Populations - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 620 Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation - 2 hrs.
  • ENC 622 Counseling: Ethics and Law - 2 hrs.
  • ENC 623 Pre-practicum in Counseling- 3 hrs.
  • ENC 624 Theories and Techniques of Counseling - 3 hrs.

Option 2

Global Perspectives

  • FCS 610 Topics in Global Wellness - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 612 Cultural Influences in Food & Nutrition - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 663 Schooling in Diverse World - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 533 International Health and Nursing - 3 hrs. 
  • ENC 586 Counseling Diverse Populations - 3 hrs.

This is the official catalog for the 2020-2021 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.