The Framingham State University 
Master of Education - Dietetic Internship Program

Earn your M.Ed. degree and complete the requirements to sit for the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam in just two years!

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The Master of Education -Dietetic Internship Program through Framingham State University and Wellness Workdays is a two-year, integrated program that allows you to complete a unique and innovative dietetic internship and Master’s degree program at the same time.  

Program Benefits
  • One application. One acceptance. Two year commitment. 

  • Complete the required dietetic internship through an ACEND* accredited program.

  • Earn a Master's degree in nutrition education.

  • Meet the requirements to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam.

  • Enhance your career and build your network.

Program Timeline & Concentrations
Dietetic Internship​
Apply by February through the WWDI Spring DICAS Application. Begin in May with Framingham State University. Begin WWDI rotations in July.

Choose a concentration:

Worksite Wellness and Health Promotion

Sports Nutrition and Entrepreneurship

Nutrition Communications and Marketing

Prospective interns are required to find qualified preceptors in the areas of clinical nutrition, food service management, community nutrition and a concentration to complete their requirements. Sites and preceptors are subject to approval by Wellness Workdays DI. 

Master's Degree: Master of Education in Nutrition Education 

Coursework begins in May at Framingham State (all courses are completed virtually)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Nutrition Education, specialization in Nutrition Education Specialist (NES) combines the advanced study of education, applied nutrition and nutrition education with the opportunity for students to broaden their expertise in elective courses of their choice.

Program Requirements 

The program requires a minimum of ten (10) graduate courses which include: three (3) education core courses, four (4) nutrition core courses and three (3) specialization elective courses.

A timed, online comprehensive exam is required as the student’s culminating experience. Additional information about the comprehensive exam and application due dates is available from the program advisor.

Students who do not meet graduate program prerequisite requirements are required to complete additional courses:

  • A statistics course within the last five (5) years is required before enrolling in NUED 911 Research Methods in Nutrition.

To learn more about the program click here or email: Janet Schwartz at

Program Completion Timeline
For more information on the Framingham State University tuition rate click here

WWDI has been granted full accreditation by the *Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  Framingham State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate and complete the internship requirements, you must earn a graduate degree, satisfy the minimum 1000 supervised practice hours, all didactic hours, assignments, rotation evaluations, practice exams and complete an exit interview at program completion. 


Following successful completion, you will receive a Verification Statement and your name will then be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) by the WWDI Program Director as evidence of eligibility to sit for the (RDN) credentialing exam.  Students will graduate in May with a Master of Education degree from Framingham State University.   

Who Should Apply?

Students who have or will be completing a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program accredited by ACEND and be receiving a DPD verification statement.

This program is ideal for recent graduate who hold a Bachelor's degree as well as those with an interest in registered dietitian programs seeking to change careers.

When & How
To Apply?

Deadline is February 15th


Applicants must apply through the DICAS system and complete a WWDI Supplemental Application. Please see the How to Apply page for more information.


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