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Welcome to NYDDI
The New York Distance Dietetic Internship invites you to join us to become a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. Every future dietitian has a story to tell. We promise to work hard throughout your career to be your mentoring resource. By enrolling now in NYDDI you are joining a dedicated team committed to your success. Keep clicking and in a short time you will realize NYDDI is the perfect fit for you.

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Concerned about the ACEND master's degree requirement?

The New York Distance Dietetic Internship only requires you to be enrolled in a master's program, not completed it.
We may have the solution you are looking for.

We want to share with you a Master of Science in Nutrition program. This 30-hour graduate program has two concentration options: Applied Nutrition or Sports Nutrition and is available 100% online from Lamar University, member of the Texas State University System. If accepted to Lamar, you will be eligible for preselect status at NYDDI (bypass DICAS application and received $500 discount from NYDDI).

The cost is $9,720 for a 30-credit master's degree. See their website at
The direct email for the nutrition department is The student liaison phone number is 409-880-8663.

This may be the key that opens the door to entry into our internship and you becoming a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Please call or email Leslie with your questions. Thank you., cell# 917-213-6529
Leslie Rosen MA, RDN, CDN
Internship Director

Accreditation Status

The New York Distance Dietetic Internship has been granted full candidacy accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Contact Information for ACEND:
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040 ext. 5400, Fax: (312) 899-4817

NYDDI has the approval of ACEND to run an internship program and accept interns. Graduates from an ACEND candidacy program are the same as graduates from other programs, and can sit for the Registration Exam after they have successfully completed the internship.

NYDDI Highlights

Prior Learning Credit

Prior learning shortens internship hours.

Experienced Team of RD’s

We are here to coach you at no additional charge.

Choose your sites

You choose and design the right experiences to fit your needs.

Preceptor Affiliations

We have established preceptor affiliations across the U.S. to help you land your rotation.

Online Dashboard

Paperwork submitted through the easy-to-use DI app.

Coaching and Mentoring

We provide complimentary coaching and mentoring throughout the internship.

Save $300 - Refer a Friend

Refer a friend who enters our program and you both save $300.

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Information on Master’s Degree

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website