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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Program Information

  • 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.  

  • The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Nutrition Education, 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.

  • All courses are offered online in an asynchronous format (no set class times).

  • For more details about the course, click here!

Program & Application Requirements
  • There is no separate application process for Framingham State University. Interested applicants only need to mark Framingham State University on their supplemental application to apply.

  • GPA of 3.0 or better is required in the prerequisite courses and the cumulative GPA

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

  • 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.

    • Applicants who have taken relevant graduate courses (2) at another school, can check to see if they can be accepted as substitutes or electives.

  • 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.

Program Timeline 
  • Accepted students will complete a minimum of 2 courses each semester as well as 16-25 supervised rotation hours per week.

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

  • Coursework begins in June with Framingham State University (distance education). All coursework is completed online.

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Tuition
  • WWDI program tuition is $12,000 and paid separately from Framingham State University tuition.
  • Framingham State University is a public university which means tuition is less than private institutions.
  • Students pay per course, with the current tuition rate of $1,360 per course. For full details including up to date tuition and financial aid information, click here.
  • Application and enrollment fees are waived for WWDI student.
  • In-state and out-of-state tuition are the same.
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.   
 
Additional Information
 
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Accreditations
  • 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.

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.

Questions?

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