Application Information

Application Information 2018-11-21T17:03:37+00:00

Application Requirements

BWS DI participates in both the fall and spring match through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS). The DICAS Online applicant portal, a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a convenient website used by students who are applying to dietetic internship programs. You can visit DICAS at portal.dicas.org.

To apply to our program, you must complete and meet the following requirements:

  • Official Transcripts (submitted via your DICAS application)
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, university or foreign equivalent to align with the CDR requirements for eligibility to sit for the credentialing exam.
    • Valid DPD Verification Statement.
  • A Personal Statement (1,000 words or less) that helps the admissions committee understand the applicant’s background, ambitions, personal experiences and professional aspirations (submitted via your DICAS application).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted via your DICAS application).
  • A Completed BWS DI Supplemental Application (download PDF)
    • Must include a proposed rotation schedule.  The structure of a distance program allows applicants select their own rotation sites and preceptors.
    • Please complete the supplemental application and upload to your DICAS portal.
    • Submission deadline: same as DICAS submission deadline.
  • Application Fee: In addition to the DICAS application fee, a non-refundable $75 internship application fee payable to Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship.
    • Make checks payable to: Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship
    • Send payments to: Be Well Solutions, 30625 Solon Rd. Suite C., Solon, OH 44139
    • Submission deadline: same as DICAS submission deadline.
  • A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but not required
  • Graduate Record Examination score (GREs) is NOT required

For more information, please contact our team at bwsdi@bewellsolutions.com.

Application Process

Online Application with DICAS

The BWS DI uses the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) online internship application, which can be found at:  portal.dicas.org; potential applicants may also e-mail: dicasinfo@dicas.org.  There is a fee to use DICAS. Applicants must complete their applications by 11:59pm Central Time February 15, 2019 for the Spring Match and by 11:59pm Central Time September 25, 2019 for the Fall Match.

DICAS requires a personal statement, online application, official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation. BWS DI requires applicants to upload the following to DICAS:

  • Resume (include your e-mail address)
  • Personal Statement / Essay that addresses the following information (1,000 word maximum):
    • Why is a distance internship right for you?
    • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
    • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
    • Include any other relevant information that may be helpful in evaluation of your application.
  • Proposed Rotation Schedule

Register with D & D

Applicants must register with D&D Digital Systems: https://www.dnddigital.com/. Registration allows applicants to participate in The Nationwide “Matching Process.”  There is a matching fee. Applicants must register and submit priority rank choices by 11:59pm Central Time February 15, 2019 for the Spring Match and by 11:59pm Central Time September 25, 2019 for the Fall Match.

Computer matching materials may be obtained from the BWS DI Program Director or from D&D Digital Systems, 304 Main Street, #301, Ames, IA 50010, phone (515)292-0490.

Application Submission

Download and complete the BWS DI Supplemental Application and upload it to your DICAS application.

Submit a non-refundable $75 internship application fee payable to Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship by credit card or mailing a check.

Deadline for supplemental application and application fee: same as DICAS submission deadline.