UF Dietetics Graduate Program


The University of Florida Master of Science - Dietetic Internship (UF MS-DI) curriculum emphasizes the science of nutrition and advanced medical nutrition therapy, laying a solid foundation for understanding and applying research findings to practice. Housed in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department, the UF MS-DI program provides a dynamic and challenging environment for graduate study. Students in our program have the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized nutrition experts.

 In addition, the program concentration in Nutrition Education and Wellness prepares interns to develop in-depth and comprehensive nutrition education programs and materials for patients, clients, and other members of the community, fostering the self-efficacy of those populations and empowering them to make positive health behavior changes.

To be eligible for the UF MS-DI program, applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and obtain/will obtain a DPD Verification Statement. The DPD provides the required dietetics coursework leading to a bachelor's or graduate degree. See the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for more information.

The UF MS-DI program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy or AND), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, www.eatrightpro.org/acend.

Nondiscrimination Statement
The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, religion, age, disability, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

Immunization Requirements
The University of Florida, and the UF MS-DI Program, are dedicated to maintaining the health and wellness of our campus and affiliate sites. Therefore, all new UF students are required to show documentation of specific vaccinations or proof of immunity prior to attending UF (as set forth in Florida statutes 1006.69, Florida Board of Governors Regulations Chapter 6 as well as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC)).