Internship Cost


The University of Nevada, Reno's Dietetic Internship Program Website is currently being updated to reflect the change to the program. 

In response to the January 1, 2024, requirement that a master’s degree is the minimum degree requirement to be approved for eligibility for the registration examination, the Department of Nutrition is adding “Dietetics Specialization” within the existing Nutrition Graduate Program.

The 18-month Dietetics Specialization provides online graduate-level didactic courses integrated into the supervised practice associated with the University's Dietetic Internship Program. Additionally, all ACEND 2022 competencies will be met by the program.

The program will participate in the Spring 2024 match for master’s prepared students and those interested in the Dietetics Specialization MS/Internship Program.

If you have any questions, please contact either:
Karon Felten, MS, RDN, Director, Dietetic Internship Program
Arezou Saeedi, RDN, Assistant Director, Dietetic Internship Program

PLEASE NOTE: The following information may not be accurate until further notice.

Students admitted to the Internship Program are responsible for the following costs:

Expense Category Estimated Cost
UNR Application Fee $60
Nutrition 727 (3 credits at $314/credit)
(Subject to change)
Technology Fee ($9/credit) $27
Dietetic Internship Fee $7,500
Pre-Internship Requirements:
Medical exam, immunizations, titers, and TB
$100 - $200
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification $30
Food Handler Exam or SERV Safe Manager Exam $15 - $36
Scrubs (if required) $25 - $50
Liability coverage $32 - $50
Books, General Supplies $100
Average monthly apartment rental:
Reno/LV based on one bedroom
Transportation costs vary $200 - $300
AAA Nevada Gas Average Prices See Link

Options for Financial Aid

Interns may apply for private student loans.

UNR will certify a collegiate loan up to $8425.00.

Interns may also contact the University's Financial Aid Office at 775-784-4666 or Email: for further financial aid information.

Interns are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.