The Dietetic Internship Program

The Dietetic Internship Program and Miami Valley Hospital history dates back to 1928, when the first graduates completed the program.  Currently, the program is growing to enhance opportunities in partnership with the entire Premier Health Network and the University of Dayton.

Program Description

The Premier Health Dietetic Internship accepts interns annually. The program is a challenging 17 month internship run concurrent with the University of Dayton Master’s program, beginning in mid-August and ending in mid-December the following year. The program is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Upon successful completion of the programs, graduates are eligible to apply for active membership in the Academy and to write the registration examination for dietitians. Premier Health offers a program that prepares interns for entry-level positions as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Only a full-time internship option is available.  It is recommended that interns do not work during their internship.

The Premier Dietetic Internship program is divided into two segments. Part I provides dietetic experiences in food service management, clinical, and community nutrition. Part II provides advanced level experiences including staff responsibility, elective experiences, and research.

The concentration area for the Premier Health Dietetic Internship is Nutrition Services in the Acute Care Setting, in both Clinical and Food Service.