About this Program

The MSU Denver Dietetic Internship is committed to preparing you for a successful career in the field of nutrition. The program provides a thorough foundation in several domains of nutrition practice working with culturally-diverse populations in a variety of urban settings: medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and the nutrition care process (NCP), community health nutrition and food-security, nutrition education and counseling, and food systems management. The program builds knowledge and skills needed to become a competent nutrition professional, including presentation, communication, and writing skills. The program values diversity and provides opportunities to meet individual needs and interests.

The MSU Denver Dietetic Internship is a 33-week program divided into rotations shown below and provides more than the minimum required 1,000 hours of supervised practice. The program starts in mid-August and runs through early May. The rotation schedule varies by intern to accommodate all rotations across interns. In addition to the internship rotations, a Skill Development Seminar convenes every other Monday throughout the internship.

Staff Directory

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Jonathan Padia, RDN

Dietetic Internship Director

[email protected] 303-615-0990
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Kathryn Drudik, MS, RDN, CNSC

Dietetic Internship Clinical Nutrition Instructor

[email protected] 303-605-7155


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MSU Denver’s Dietetic Internship Program
is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 ext. 5400

Mission and Goals

Internship Rotations

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Dietetic Internship Application

There are currently two ways to apply to MSU Denver’s Dietetic Internship:

  1. Early Admission Application Process: Secure your position early!
  1. Regular Application Process*

*If all 12 Dietetic Intern positions are not filled through the early admission Preselect process, MSU Denver will participate in regular admission through DICAS.

Program Completion and Graduation Requirements

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Dietetic Internship Policy and Procedure Manual

Steps to Become an RDN

Dietetic Internship FAQs

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Department of Nutrition


Office Location:
Modular 1

Office Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nutrition
Campus Box 33N
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362