Clinical (Acute Care) Experience

Designed to provide an in-depth experience to develop and reinforce skills including nutrition assessment, care plan development, counseling skills and understanding and using the medical record for people who are hospitalized. You will focus on specific areas including endocrinology, cardiology, nutrition support, surgery, oncology, critical care, obstetrics and pediatrics and rehabilitation. Participation as part of the health care team is emphasized. You will gain experience at regional health care facilities and sub-acute and extended care facilities. Facilities  which meet this criteria include in-patient hospitals and long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). Past Interns have had the opportunity to observe procedures such as PEG tube placement and gastric by-pass surgery for weight reduction.

Availability of sites varies according to staffing and other issues. Past sites include:


  • Wood County Hospital
  • The Toledo Hospital 
  • Mercy St. Charles Hospital
  • Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center 
  • Fostoria Hospital
  • Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center
  • Mercy St. Anne Hospital
  • University of Toledo Medical Center

Sub-Acute/Extended Care

  • Birchaven Village 
  • Advanced Specialty Hospital
  • Regency Hospital
  • Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek

Administrative Experience

Designed to provide experience in the operation of a health care facility and school food service. Skills emphasized include menu planning, sanitation, human resource management, quantity food purchasing and production. Students will also develop an understanding of the standards of the Joint Commission . Administrative experiences are also included in several of the community rotations.

Past sites include:

  • Area Office on Aging
  • Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center
  • Rossford Public Schools
  • Bowling Green City Schools
  • Maumee Public School District

Community Nutrition and Ambulatory Care Experience

Designed to allow you to explore the dietitian's role beyond the hospital setting in the area of community nutrition services. Outpatient settings may include a family practice center or specialty areas such as diabetes or cystic fibrosis. You will also work with the Women, Infants and Children program and will explore the role of the registered dietitian as a nutrition educator in a county health department or public education agency. Rotations may also include a corporate wellness or university wellness program setting.

Past sites include:

  • Cystic Fibrosis/Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Toledo Children's Hospital
  • Blanchard Valley Medical Associates
  • Diabetes Youth Program (Diabetes Camp)
  • Henry County Health Department
  • St. Vincent Family Care Center (WIC Program)
  • Wood County Health Department (WIC Program)
  • Ohio State University Extension (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program 
  • Area Office on Aging
  • Bowling Green State University Well Aware
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Ohio Beef Council
  • Promedica Food Pharmacy
  • Food for Thought
  • Toledo Lucas County Health Dept.
  • United Way of Henry County

Program Personalization

Every effort is made to tailor the Dietetic Internship rotations to meet your needs and interests within the guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. New sites are continually added in response to individual student's requests.  The Program utilizes the expertise of other disciplines within the Bowling Green State University community such as exercise physiology, and health promotion.

Questions and comments regarding this web site should be directed to Internship program director, Laura Brubaker, 

Updated: 01/24/2023 12:18PM