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2 How to Become a Registered Dietitian Three Steps: 1. DPD 2. DI 3. Exam

3 Central Washington University is an ADA accredited DPD n Finish the Nutrition and Dietetics Spec. n Including Econ 101, Psy 101, and Anth 130 or Medical Anthro n Get an Intent to complete form or Verification Statement from Dr. Bennett that you completed the DPD

4 Identify Dietetic Internships that may be of interest to you n Directory of Dietetics Programs Dietetic Internship n Applicant Guide to Supervised Practice Experience n

5 Request an Application Check Websites n Program Directors are listed on the ADA website at n

6 Once you have the applications you can decide where to apply n Due date for applications is February 15 n You need to prioritize your list and send in a D & D digital priority list to Iowa for computer matching –This is also due on Feb 15 –Computer Matching Policy and ProceduresComputer Matching Policy and Procedures n How many should you apply to? n Where to apply?

7 What should be included in a Competitive Application? n Application with no mistakes –Get from websites of each site –http://www.cwu.edu/~pehls/Dietetic%20Internship %20Program%20Application.dochttp://www.cwu.edu/~pehls/Dietetic%20Internship %20Program%20Application.doc n GPA n Experience in Dietetics n Recommendation Letters –http://www.cwu.edu/~pehls/DI%20Recommendati on%20Form.dochttp://www.cwu.edu/~pehls/DI%20Recommendati on%20Form.doc n Your Application Letter

8 Who Should I ask to write Recommendation Letters? n Some internships specify n Generally they ask for three n DPD Director n Other Professors n Employer/Work Supervisor

9 What I ask for as DPD Director n Short Resume with student ID. Social Security Number for Verification Statement n Courses you have yet to complete n Requests for letters before Christmas break n Where you are applying n Signed Recommendation form for each DI application

10 How many internships to apply for? n Should apply to at least 50 slots n Low GPA, more applications & slots n Higher GPA, fewer may be needed n Only apply to those you will attend if accepted

11 Open House n OHSU-following fall finals and before Dec 22, visit campus n UMD 11/19, 12/17, 1:00-2:00 n MUSC- Monday, Dec 17,


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