Dietetic Internship Rotation, Classes, and Projects

Get information on Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Dietetic Internship rotation, classes, orientation, and more.

  • Interns will be scheduled based on a 40 hour work week. However, they spend additional time outside scheduled work time to complete projects, reading assignments, etc.
  • Classes are conducted in all phases of the internship. These classes are typically held on Monday.
  • Interns attend bi-monthly Dayton Dietetic Association meetings, the annual Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting and the annual Ohio Public Policy Advocacy Day for students and interns.


Hospital and Internship Orientation one week


  • Bariatrics one week
  • Cardiology two weeks
  • Critical Care/Burns/Wounds three weeks
  • Long Term Care one week
  • Neurology/Advanced Care one week
  • NICU one week
  • Medical/Surgical two weeks
  • Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant/Renal two weeks
  • Orientation two days
  • Pediatrics one week
  • Pulmonary one week
  • Staff Responsibility four weeks


  • Bariatrics/Outpatient one week
  • Diabetes Center one week
  • Outpatient Dialysis Center one week
  • Public Health one week
  • Public Schools one week
  • Wellness/Cardiac Rehab two weeks

Food Service Management

  • Activities/Projects three weeks
  • Food Production/Sanitation/Purchasing two weeks
  • Orientation one week
  • Patient Food Service two weeks
  • Retail Operations two weeks
  • School Food Service four days
  • Staff Responsibility four weeks


  • Projects one week
  • Vacation two weeks

Total 43 weeks


Project weeks are intended to allow interns time to work on their major projects.


Vacation time includes two weeks during the December holiday season.


Interns receive holidays off on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Dietetic Internship Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the program and receive a Verification Statement, interns must complete all rotations, assignments, projects, and other program requirements at the satisfactory level or above.

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