Morrison Healthcare Dietetic Internship

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Morrison Healthcare Dietetic Internship Experience

Program Overview

Morrison provides leadership and benefits to ensure a quality distance education dietetic program.  Students will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences and collaborate with healthcare experts.  Although the students will be located in various areas of the country, the education requirements and expectations will remain equal.  All students, regardless of location, will participate in the online education requirements including completion of recorded and animated presentation modules, live webinars, and case study presentations, all using technologies supported through the internship.  Through an online course management system, the program director, preceptors, and students will have a centralized location to aide in the progress and evaluation of the interns.

We are a unique distance program in that we provide all of the rotation sites for our students.

For 2023, Morrison Healthcare DI will offer:

June 12, 2023-Dec 8, 2023; ONLY Full time- 40 hours/wk, Monday-Friday; Admission requirement: BS or MS Degree with DPD verification statement

Internship Class: Sept 2023-March/April 2024

Track 1:  Sept 2023-March 2024; 40 hours/wk, Monday-Friday; Admission requirement: DPD Verification Statement with completed MS degree by August 2023

Track 2:  Sept 2023-April 2024; 32 hours/wk, Monday-Thurs; Admission requirement: BS degree, DPD Verification statement, 18 hours completed toward master’s degree. 

Track 3: Sept 2023-April 2024; 32 hours/wk, Monday-Thurs; Accepted into University of Alabama (UA) MS Degree, with BS degree and DPD Verification Statement; Courses with UA start, May 2023.    

See Prospective Students, for detail program admission requirements.

The program schedule and supervised practice rotation guidelines are as follows:

When in rotation, students will keep the same schedule as the Preceptor, or as directed by the Preceptor.

It is the responsibility of the student to contact each Preceptor prior to the beginning of a supervised practice rotation to confirm the time and location where they will meet and any assignments due.  This should be done at least three weeks prior to the start of each rotation.

For each supervised practice experience, a document will be provided to the student and preceptor which defines required pre-work assignments, competencies to achieve, hours required, and learning activities.  Students are not to be used to replace employees.  There is a defined practicum enrichment experience rotation once the intern has met all previous competencies.

Program Outline

Rotation Type Rotation Name Weeks Supervised Practice (Hours)
Food Service Management Food Service Management/Wellness 6 240
Clinical Inpatient Acute Care 12 480
Outpatient/Community 3 120
Long Term Care 2  80
Research Research .6 24

Orientation/Clinical/Leadership Virtual Training and Assignments

1.4  56
Total Hours 1000

* See Program Structure for description.