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Combined M.S. and Dietetic Internship

The Miami University Dietetic Internship is a Combined Master of Science Degree/Dietetic Internship. The combined program is a 16-month program requiring students to complete all required coursework for the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health, Exercise Science and Health concentration in conjunction with a 1280 hour supervised practice experience. A total of 30 semester hours is required and includes 21 hours of coursework and 9 hours supervised practice. The area of concentration for the Miami University Combined Master’s degree/Dietetic Internship is community nutrition. The internship is designed for each graduate may achieve all required competencies through academic coursework, qualifying exit work, and evidence-based supervised practice experiences.

The mission of the Miami University Dietetic Internship is to provide evidenced-based learning experiences in dietetics that will prepare graduates to be competent for practice as an entry-level dietitian nutritionist in a variety of healthcare and community environments. The program will focus on educating graduates to be capable practitioners dedicated to the service of others and to the profession.

Computer Matching Information – A national computer matching process is used to select candidates for the Dietetic Internship. Candidates must complete the Spring Match application process by February 15th of each year. This includes the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services, https://portal.dicas.org and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Matching, https://dnddigital.com/ada/index.php.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to apply the principles of each of the four domains below into the practice of nutrition/dietetics.

Domain 1: Scientific and Evidence Base of Practice: Graduates will be able to integrate scientific information and research into nutrition/dietetics practice

Domain 2: Professional Practice Expectations: Graduates will be able to demonstrate the beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors at the professional dietitian level of practice.

Domain 3: Clinical and Customer Services: Graduates will be able to develop and deliver nutrition/dietetics information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations

Domain 4: Practice Management and Use of Resources: Graduates will be able to strategically apply the principles of management and systems in the provision of nutrition/dietetics services to individuals and organizations

The program seeks to align with the mission of the College of Education, Health and Society by aligning with its six core values:

  1. Embracing diversity
  2. Building community
  3. Cultivating collaboration
  4. Thinking critically
  5. Creating knowledge and
  6. Promoting well-being
The internship will promote these core values to fully prepare graduates for practice as entry-level dietitians in a variety of environments.


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