Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

The criteria for satisfactory completion from the Henry Ford Hospital Dietetic Internship Program are as follows:

  • 100% of assignments and experience/class evaluations are completed with faculty and student electronic signatures and dates within 150% of program length as defined in months (13.5 months).
  • At least 80% of the evaluation criteria for performance after the 3 weeks of orientation/basic clinical skills and prior to Mid-term review must be scored as 2 or above.
  • 100% of the evaluation criteria for performance must be scored as 2 or above for all experiences after Mid-term review. An overall performance score of 3 or higher must be received in Mid-term review. (Mid-Term Skills Review experience is scheduled after a minimum of 5 weeks of Clinical Experience.)
  • Remedial work is required if an average rating of 3 satisfactory or higher is not achieved in the Mid-Term Review experience or if an unsatisfactory rating of 1 is received after completing the Mid-Term Review experience. If required, remediation must be successfully completed. (Criteria for successful completion of remedial work are based on the dietetic intern’s specific needs and required experiences and the specific criteria developed for the remediation.)
  • Individual criteria for all audits/reviews must be achieved in the Clinical Staff Responsibility experience.
  • A Dietetic Intern/Faculty Interaction evaluation must be completed for the Internship Director and all faculty members. These evaluations are submitted to the Internship Director during the final rotation of the program.
  • A resume must be completed and on file.
  • A preliminary copy of “The Individualized Professional Development Portfolio” must be completed and on file.
  • A “Permission for Reference” form must be signed and on file.

If enrolled in option B, prior to being issued Verification Statement, the students must complete the courses required for the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University. Degree requirements are as follows:

  • The student must complete a total of 30 credits distributed as follows:
    • All of the following courses (18 credits)
      • HNF 823 Research Methods in Human Nutrition – 3 credits
      • HNF 832 Advanced Clinical Nutrition – 3 credits
      • HNF 892 Nutrition Seminar – 2 credits
      • HNF 894 Human Nutrition Practicum – 6 credits
      • HNF 898 Master’s Project – 1 credit
      • NUR 804 Statistics for the Healthcare Professional – 3 credits
    • A minimum of 12 credits in one or more focus areas selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.
    • Completion of a final project/case study and evaluation, including a formal presentation by the student on a topic approved by the internship director and faculty advisor through enrollment in HNF 898.

If enrolled in option A, Verification Statement will be issued on the final day of the program.


Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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