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Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Graduate Combined - Masters Program / Internship

Our next round of application appointments will be Spring 2024.

Dietetic Internship Group Photo Fall 2023

Potential candidates who will be applying for the DICAS spring 2024 match – the program designation will provide a 30-unit master of science degree and a minimum of 1,000 experiential supervise practice hours combined over a two-year period.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science will continue to offer a separate stand alone MS program in Nutritional Sciences. The MS program is for:

  • Students wishing to complete an MS degree prior to applying to non-degree granting Dietetic Internship programs
  • Preparing students for careers in college teaching, healthcare, industry, community agencies, or graduate study beyond the master’s degree

If you are interested in learning more about the MS Program in Nutritional Sciences visit their website, here. 

How to apply Curriculum MS/DI Student Handbook


Open House Dates

Open Zoom Links:

Recording Link from Open House (12/18/2023):

Passcode: fKA7P1?G

Monday, January 8, 2024 @ 10am:

No passcode needed for Monday's meeting


Program Description

The California State University, Fresno Dietetic Internship is a two-year, full-time, unpaid program with a culturally competent health promotion/disease prevention concentration (that includes a 40-hour-a-week, unpaid internship for 9 months). This internship prepares graduates to serve the diverse needs of the San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Interns complete supervised practice experiences in a variety of facilities in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California, including a veterans' hospital, a state prison, a school district, two private hospitals, an out-patient diabetes program and cooperative extension. Eight units of graduate-level course work are required as part of the dietetic internship. Please click here to get more information about the program.


Accreditation Status

AccredidationThe California State University, Fresno Dietetic Internship has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education and Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040, Ext. 5400.