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 and Objectives

Goal 1: Prepare graduates to be highly qualified entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who can practice in a variety of settings.

Objectives:

  • Annually, 100% of interns who start the dietetic internship program will complete the internship within 15 months of starting the internship.
  • Annually, 80% of graduates will be employed in dietetics within 12 months of completing the dietetic internship program.
  • Annually, 80% of graduates will take the RDN exam within 12 months of program completion.
  • Over a five-year period, 80% of graduates will pass the RDN exam within one year following the first attempt.

Goal 2: Prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with knowledge and skills in “Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle”

Objectives:

  • 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.