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Dietetic Internship

Welcome to the Dietetic Internship website at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). We appreciate your interest in our internship and we hope that you find the website helpful. The internship is housed in the Food Science and Nutrition Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Our internship rotation sites are located in two counties in the Central Coast of California: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Cal Poly is located in the city of San Luis Obispo, a community of about 44,000, which is located in an area of extraordinary natural beauty as well home of one of California's most popular attractions, the Hearst Castle. San Luis Obispo has a delightful downtown with great dining, shops, nightlife, arts center, Mission Plaza, historical walking tours, world-class performing arts center, and many excellent wineries. In addition beautiful beaches are located only ten minutes away.

The internship will also have rotation sites in Santa Barbara, which is world famous for its breathtaking setting. The dramatic mix of mountains, valleys, beaches, islands and ocean define its natural beauty. Santa Barbara has world-class performances of music, opera, dance and theater year round. It is also one of the top five art colonies in the west. It has many restaurants, first-rate golf, tennis, polo, horseback riding, cycling, hiking and many water sports.


Accreditation Status

Cal Poly, SLO Dietetic Internship has been granted developmental accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, 800/877-1600.


Number of Interns

For the class of 2016-2017 we will admit nine interns.


Program Cost

Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

  • Registration will be opening soon, please call (805) 756-2053 to register
  • The deadline to register is August 15, 2016
  • The non-refundable program fee is $15,300* and is due within four days of registering for the program

*Subject to approval by the university fee commitee


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