Program Description

Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Napa, located in the beautiful Napa Valley, is a low to moderate-security psychiatric hospital. The hospital admits patients who have been referred from their home county under a civil commitment or through the courts on a forensic commitment. All patients admitted to DSH-Napa suffer from a major mental illness.

The Dietetic Internship Program is an eleven-month generalized program with a concentration on mental health nutrition that accepts six interns per year. The program is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Guided by its standards, the program prepares students who have completed the requirements of a didactic program in dietetics by providing a structured curriculum of practicum experiences that qualify graduates to take the registration exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Contact Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 877-0400, extension 5400