Philosophy, Mission and Goals

Internship Philosophy and Mission

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Dietetic Internship is committed to provide 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

Goals of the Dietetic Internship are as follows:

  1. To prepare highly qualified entry-level Registered Dietitians.

  2. To prepare graduates to demonstrate professional leadership.

  3. To promote the appreciation for and utilization of research skills into practice settings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Interns will demonstrate the ability to apply research principles in dietetic practice.

  2. Interns will develop professional skills, behaviors and ethical practices, and work well with others.

  3. Interns will demonstrate the ability to manage food and nutrition service systems and staff.