Internship Philosophy and Mission
The University of Wisconsin-Stout Dietetic Internship is committed to providing a high-quality program that is recognized as an excellent model for the preparation of entry-level dietitians through an innovative and supportive supervised practice. The program seeks to provide opportunities for interns to develop, integrate and practice core competencies needed for entry-level dietitians as well as additional emphasis area competencies to fulfill our emphasis on nutrition throughout the life cycle. The Dietetic Internship supports UW-Stout's and the UW System's mission of developing human resources, developing student’s heightened intellectual, cultural and humane sensitivities, technological expertise, a sense of value, purpose and to serve society.
Internship Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Prepare graduates to be highly qualified entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who can practice in a variety of settings.
- At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 1.25 years (15 months).
- Of graduates who seek employment, 80% percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- 80% of program graduates take the CDR dietitian credentialing exam within 12 months of program completion.
- 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%.
Goal 2: Prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with knowledge and skills in “Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle”
- Over a five-year period, 90% of responding employers will agree (yes/no) that the graduate exhibited the knowledge and skills to perform as a competent entry-level RDN at the time of employment.
- Over a five-year period, 90% of responding preceptors will agree (yes/no) that the graduate exhibited the knowledge and skills to perform as a competent entry-level RDN by the end of their rotation.