I understand that, if I am accepted into the Certificate of Supervised Practice in Dietetics:
I must earn no less than a B- in the following NUTR courses: Nutrition Care Planning, and Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the SPD (and I will seek academic advising for transfer into the Dietetics or Food & Nutrition undergraduate program) or withdrawal of the conditional offer to complete the SPD;
I must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all subsequent semesters of study. If I do not maintain a 3.0 following the completion of the semester, I will be placed on program probation during the next semester. Upon calculating my combined GPA for the semester during which I did not earn a minimum 3.0 and the subsequent semester, I understand that I will be dismissed from the program if the combined GPA does not meet the minimum of a 3.0 average. Should the GPA fall below 3.0 in my last semester of didactic work, I understand that I will be dismissed from the program and I will seek academic advising for transfer into the Dietetics or Food & Nutrition undergraduate program;
I will be required to submit a federal and state background check prior to beginning supervised practice and, if offenses are found that prohibit me from entering supervised practice sites, I will be dismissed from the program. (A list of these offenses can be found on the Ohio Board of Dietetics website, although each individual rotation site has the right to include other offenses that will deny entry to an intern and may prevent the intern from completing supervised practice);
I will be required to complete the physical form in its entirety, including proof of recent vaccinations and TB testing, and will be required to be vaccinated against influenza at the appropriate time of the year;
I may be required to undergo a drug screen prior to entering a rotation site should the site request one; and
I will be required to produce proof of vehicle insurance prior to beginning supervised practice and again during the year when that insurance is renewed.
Further I understand that the SPD requires completion of a minimum number of hours of supervised practice. I also understand that this is an accredited competency-based program and, even if I have completed the hours, if I have not shown that I have successfully met the competencies, I will not be permitted to graduate from the program until remediation is completed (as per program policy). Only after I have demonstrated competence in every rotation will I have earned the right to graduate and be issued a SPD verification statement.