History of the Dietetic Internship Program

The Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Dietetic Internship Program history dates back to 1928, when the first graduates completed the program.

Program Description

The MVH Dietetic Internship accepts eight interns annually. The program is a challenging, 46 week internship, beginning August 2014.  The program is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600

ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for active membership in the Academy and to write for the registration examination for dietitians. MVH offers a program that prepares interns for entry-level positions in dietetics. Only a full-time internship option is available.

The MVH dietetic internship program is divided into two segments. Part I provides dietetic experiences in food service management, clinical, and outpatient/wellness areas. Part II provides advanced level experiences, including staff responsibility and a major project.

The concentration area for Miami Valley Hospital is Nutrition Services in the Acute Care Setting.

Program Goals and Outcome Measures

Goal 1: The MVH Dietetic Internship program will prepare graduates to become professional, competent, entry-level registered dietitians.

Outcome Measures

  • Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of graduates will pass the registration exam for dietitians on their first attempt.
  • Over a 5-year period, at least 90% of interns will successfully complete the program.
  • When surveyed, graduates rate preparation for a position in dietetics with an average score of 3.5 or higher on a 5 point scale (5-year average).
  • When surveyed, employers rate the preparation of graduates for a position in dietetics with an average score of 3.5 or higher on a 5 point scale (5-year average).
  • Of those graduates pursuing employment in the field of dietetics, at least 80% will find a position within 9 months of graduation (5-year average).

Goal 2: The program will offer interns a variety of experiences to prepare graduates for the diverse opportunities in the field of dietetics.

Outcome Measures 

  • Interns at graduation will rate the variety of rotations and experiences in the program with an average score of 3.5 or higher on a 5 point scale (5-year average).
  • When surveyed, 85% of graduates will agree that the variety of experiences prepared them to work in their chosen field (5-year average).

* MVH's Dietetic Internship Program, at its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to modify all components of the Program, including but not limited to rules, fees, curriculum, schedules, evaluation standards and any other requirements affecting students.


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