Student highlights: Dietetics Class of 2017

Explore the links below to learn more about the UD Dietetics Class of 2017, including the internship match rate and names of award winners.

You'll also get the chance to read what our students think about the dietetics program -- in their own words.

2017 internship match rate

  • UD Dietetic match rate: 92%
  • National match rate (average): 53%

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Award winners

Dietetics Class of 2017 award winners

  • Jordan Stoltz: Outstanding Dietetics Student Award (Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) & Elizabeth Schroeder Dietetics Award (UD Department of Health & Sport Science)
  • Sarah Buckley: Outstanding Servant Leader Award (UD Department of Health & Sport Science)

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Additional majors and minors (other than dietetics)

  • Spanish major
  • Psychology major

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Leadership positions held by dietetics students

  • Executive positions in sorority or fraternity
  • Executive positions in Student Dietetic Association

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Service to profession

  • Cross-cultural liaison
  • Peer Adviser, UD Department of Health & Sport Science
  • Peer Mentor, UD Department of Health & Sport Science
  • Teaching and lab assistant, ProduceOne Food Lab (UD)
  • Teaching assistant, Health and Nutrition class

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Work experiences

  • Administrative Dietitian student intern
  • Administrative work for catering company
  • Brown Street Bistro (UD Dining Services)
  • Community Wellness Intern
  • Dayton Children's Hospital student intern
  • Dining Services student nutrition consultants working under Dining Services Registered Dietitian
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Nutrition Ambassador
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Technician
  • Safety Supervisor of American Red Cross Course (RecPlex)
  • St. Joseph's lab monitor

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Study abroad experiences

  • New Zealand
  • Spain

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Other experiences while at UD

  • Brought national speaker on body image (Leslie Goldman) to UD, with approximately 700 people in attendance
  • Created a personal nutrition blog
  • Neighborhood school volunteer
  • Out of the Dark, Suicide Prevention fundraising and walk
  • Reach Out Medical Clinic
  • Semester of Service - Dakota Center (Dayton, OH)
  • Service fraternity
  • Speaker series
  • Top Soccer
  • Tutoring African refugees

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Social & professional clubs dietetics students were involved in

  • Chi Omega
  • Gamma Epsilon Lambda
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Optimist Club
  • Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Red Cross Club
  • Social Justice Club
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Student Dietetic Association
  • Zet Tau Alpha

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Post-graduate destinations

  • Andrews University internship (Berrien Springs, MI)
  • Aramark Dietetic Internship Program (Baltimore, MD)
  • Case Western Reserve (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Kansas internship and graduate school (Lawrence, KS)
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC)
  • MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH)
  • Miami Valley Hospital internship (Dayton, OH)
  • Ohio State University graduate school (Columbus, OH)
  • Ohio University internship and graduate school (Dublin, OH; Athens, OH)
  • SNAP Education
  • University of Cincinnati graduate school (Cincinnati, OH)

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Why I chose UD

  • "I chose UD because of the community aspect and how all students did not have anything bad to say about the school."
  • "I got onto campus and felt at home. Everyone I came into contact with was very friendly."
  • "I visited a family friend who encouraged me to attend UD when I was stuck between two universities."
  • "Great community. Being from Chicago, there were many at UD from Chicago so it made it feel even more like home."
  • "I chose UD because it had a family and community feel. I also chose UD because I knew the education programs were challenging and would help me advance to my goals."
  • "My sister went here, I loved the size of the school, and the community feel."
  • "Because my best friend was studying at UD."
  • "Loved the community aspect and how close of a campus unity that I felt the school brought."
  • "The program was close to home and provided scholarships for students with associate degrees."
  • "I received a scholarship for having an associate degree."
  • "Initially chose it because a large portion of my family has gone (or goes) here and are huge Dayton basketball fans. After visiting for the tour, the campus was beautiful, everyone was so nice/smiling at me. I also knew how well-respected UD is."
  • "The community aspects of UD is my most favorite thing. The students and professors are friendly and welcoming. This is my second home where I feel joy, happiness and safe."

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Why I chose dietetics/UD dietetics

  • "I chose the UD dietetics program because I wanted to be challenged and prepared when I go into the dietetics profession."
  • "I originally started out in education, but quickly realized my heart wasn't in it. I met with the dietetics faculty and knew that they could help me to thrive in my experiences at UD."
  • "The size of the program, as well as the faculty."
  • "I love science and food and it was a practical application of both."
  • "I chose UD dietetics because I knew I wanted to go into a career that helped others and also works with communities."
  • "My family is in healthcare and I just thought it would be a good fit for me."
  • "I wanted a more diverse program that enables me to work in a clinical environment."
  • "I chose the dietetics profession in general because I wanted to effectively demonstrate to other individuals how nutrition can ultimately improve their health and overall well-being."
  • "Worked as a DTR and wanted to further my education and become a RD to eventually oversee multiple locations/own practice."
  • "I had experiences in life that led me to a profession in the health field and wanted to make positive differences in people's lives."
  • "I chose dietetics because I really loved to cook and bake and wanted to open a "healthy" restaurant. After taking many of the science courses, I was really interested in clinical nutrition."
  • "I was originally undecided but had been thinking about nutrition and dietetics because I knew I was interested in this area, so I decided to try it."

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Why should a student choose UD over another university?

  • "This program will challenge and prepare you to go into the dietetics profession"
  • "The professors are always there to help when you need help in the classroom or just in general. The program is rigorous, but 100% prepares you for your future!"
  • "UD dietetics faculty makes all the difference. They are engaging, encouraging, challenging, and above all supportive."
  • "Community, academics, social opportunities, and great networking!"
  • "You should choose UD because it has a great support system and small community."
  • "Dayton has a great mix between school work and social life."
  • "The city, even though it's small, the heart is big and you get to be a part of the UD community."
  • "Choose UD because this program provides specific tools catered to each individual student needed to succeed."
  • "UD dietetics offers individual attention to every student, you aren't just another number. The professors want you to do well even if it doesn't seem that way."
  • "The professors at UD care about students and they all offer individual attention to each student. The UD education will challenge you, but you will learn and grow."
  • "The professors at UD genuinely care about you as a person and your success as a student. Everyone -- from janitors to cashiers and students -- is so welcoming!"
  • "The program is rigorous and previous students have told us they are well-prepared for internships. Also, Professor Dalton and Dr. Cuy rock!"

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Contact us

Dietetics

Fitz Hall 646 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968

937-229-4226