Program Overview

Dietetic Internship Program Mission and Goals

The UW Health Dietetic Internship Program offers qualified college graduates a supervised practice curriculum that develops entry-level competencies in medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition and food systems administration within an academic medical center providing tertiary care.

Dietetic Internship Mission

To provide a progressive and effective course of study that integrates supervised experiential learning and coursework in dietetics to prepare graduates for practice and develop high-performing RDNs who are lifelong learners and ready to meet the demands required of future dietitians.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Graduates will secure and demonstrate evidence-based knowledge, high-level problem solving and critical thinking skills to prepare them for the future of food and nutrition practice.

  • 80 percent of graduates completing the program will rate their academic preparation as above average (4) or excellent (5) at their exit survey.
  • 80 percent of employers who hire and respond our graduates will rate their academic preparation and professional readiness as above average or exceptional at the 1-year survey to employers following graduation.
  • “Of graduates who seek employment, 80 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.” (2.3.b.2)
  • “80 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.” (2.3.b.4.a)

Goal 2: Graduates will pursue their career goals successfully.

  • “Of graduates who seek employment, 80 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.” (2.3.b.2)
  • “80 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.” (2.3.b.4.a)
  • “The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80 percent.” (2.3.b.4.b)
  • 60 percent of program graduates will be active within a professional organization starting at 6 months following graduation.