Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs for the Onsite Track

  • Total Credits- 36
  • Cost per credit- (2018-2019) $775.00
  • Registration fee per semester - $75.00
  • General fee per semester - $375.00
  • Activity fee per semester - $20.00
  • Malpractice insurance fee for Summer II only - $20.00
    • Books- $500
    • Transportation (your own vehicle is needed) - $300 - $500 : depending on the price of fuel and your MPG
      • Note that a pediatric rotation will require interns to travel to Philadelphia and obtain hotel accommodations for 3 or 4 nights.
    • Onsite orientation prior to Phase Two
      • Housing on campus (based on double occupancy) and meal plan $600
      • Flight or other transportation dependent on geographic location
    • Clothing for professional components- $100
    • Medical Examination and Immunizations (need for drug screen varies)- $350
    • Drug Screen - varies
    • Criminal Record Check- $66.00
    • Child Abuse Record Check- $10
    • FBI Fingerprint Search - $33.00
    • Medical Insurance - required


    Additional Requirements

    Health Clearance

    All students must provide evidence of a current physical examination. The following form needs to be completed and signed by a physician.

    Health History, Physical and Immunization Form

    A current physical: PPD (two step TB test required); proof of rubeola, rubella, mump and varicella antibody titers and Hepatitis B series; is one defined as one completed no earlier than one month before the student plans to begin the DI program.

    The completed form should be returned to Marywood University Student Health Service in an envelope marked "Onsite Dietetic Internship Program" Note: During the summer months return the completed forms to the program director. This form must be completed prior to the first day of supervised practice. No student will be allowed in a supervised practice setting without a current physical and current immunization record. If you or your physician have any questions about the forms, contact DI Director at (570) 961-4751. The forms will be kept on file for two years, then discarded.

    Since some facilities want to have a copy of the health form, please duplicate your completed form so that you will have a copy should one be necessary.


    Students need to provide their own reliable transportation. Marywood University is not liable for any accidents or injuries that occur while the student is en route or at planned learning experiences.

    Professional Meetings

    Students are strongly encouraged to attend meetings of their local and state dietetic associations, as well as pertinent seminars. The student may seek prior approval from the program director and the practice preceptor to count a seminar occurring during normally scheduled supervised practice time as part of their learning plan. In general, up to one seminar day per month will be permitted to count towards supervised practice. Seminar tuition is the student's responsibility.

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  Membership

    Full-time students are eligible to hold membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. See the Academy membership application for information, or contact the Academy at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4841, to request a membership application. Students are strongly encouraged to become student members.

    State Organizations

    The Academy informs state organizations of new Academy members residing in that state. 

    Local and District Organizations

    Membership information about your local academy organization should be available through local officers.