Premier Health Dietetic Internship Philosophy and Mission

The Dietetic Internship program at Premier Health  is committed to preparing dietetic interns for entry-level dietetic practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Interns are guided to evidenced based current knowledge and practice trends and to embrace lifelong learning.  Educational opportunities enable graduates to perform according to the core competencies for dietitians as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy or Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

The Premier Health dietetic internship provides experience in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and foodservice systems management. These experiences promote integration and application of knowledge and skill required to compete successfully in a rapidly changing environment.  Nutrition Services in the acute care setting, clinical and foodservice, is the concentration for the Premier Dietetic Internship.

Premier Health and the dietetic internship are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which every person is valued and respected, differences are welcomed and recognized as assets, and where interns are encouraged to voice their ideas and are empowered to make decisions. 

The department and network have a long-standing history of student development. Providing selected professional and community health education programs is part of the Premier Health mission. The dietetic internship at Premier Health provides a learning environment staffed with competent professionals and management staff.

A tradition of clinical and technological excellence with a dedication to improving the health of the communities we serve by providing high quality, cost competitive health care guides the network.  This is combined with master’s classes through the University of Dayton which provide didactic support of clinical principles as well as case studies and simulations.  Both programs partner to optimize intern learning and application.

Premier Health Dietetic Internship Mission Statement 

The Premier Health Dietetic Internship program is dedicated to improve the health of the communities we serve by providing quality education which prepares the dietetic intern to be a competent entry-level Registered Dietitian in diverse settings in an evolving profession. This program will integrate concurrently with the University of Dayton Master’s Degree Program.