Dietetic Internship Program Mission & Goals
Goals of the WWDI help interns meet our program mission.
Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship Mission: To provide the tools, resources and environment to graduate competent, ethical and professional entry level dietitians who are advocates for wellness, health promotion and disease prevention.
Program Goal #1: Graduates will be highly competent, entry-level dietetic professionals with special expertise in wellness, health promotion and disease prevention.
At least 80% of program interns will complete program requirements within 10 months (40 weeks) for full time and 15 months (60 weeks) for part time (150% of program length).
85% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists 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 in at least 80%.
85% of DI graduates will rate themselves as satisfied or very satisfied with their training and preparation for their career.
Of graduates who seek employment, 70% or more are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
Over a five year period, 20% of DI graduates will be employed in their chosen concentration field.
Within the first three years of DI graduate employment, 50% of responding employers will evaluate our DI graduate as very good or excellent for overall job performance.
Program Goal #2: Graduates will demonstrate leadership in their chosen field and advocate for their profession as they grow as health care professionals.
Over a five year period, 50% of graduates will be a member of their local dietetic association and / or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Over a five year period, 10% of graduates will play a leadership role in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or a health related organization (work or volunteer).
Note: Program outcomes data are available upon request.
Check out our graduating class of 2018!
“The Wellness Workdays DI offered me an excellent platform to exercise my unique combination of skills as a Chef/RD which allowed me to develop career-building relationships in my community.
The Wellness Workdays team instilled confidence and promoted professionalism in me and the other WWDI interns from day one."
~ Nick Arcuri, RDN
WWDI Class of 2014