About the Dietetic Internship Program

Emory University

Program Philosophy and Mission

The philosophy of the dietetic internship program is in accordance with the mission of Emory Healthcare: "to serve humanity by improving health through integration of education, discovery and healthcare."

The program mission is to provide excellent training for dietetic interns so that they may provide the highest quality nutrition care and health information.

Program Goals

  • The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians.
    • Over a 5 year period, 95% of interns entering the program will complete all program requirements within 57 weeks of beginning the program.
    • Over a 5 year period, 85% of graduates will successfully complete the registration examination on the first try.
    • Over a 5 year period, 85% of graduates seeking employment will find positions in dietetics or a related field within 12 months of graduation from the program.
    • Employers responding to a post graduate survey will rate graduates' knowledge base and ability to perform responsibilities as well prepared for their positions 90% of the time.
  • The program will prepare interns to communicate nutrition and health information in the community and the profession.
    • Over a 5 year period, 20% of graduates who respond to an alumni survey will report making a professional presentation to peers, clients or members of the community on a nutrition or nutrition related topic.
    • Over a 5 year period, 20% of graduates who respond to an alumni survey will report developing a professional written communication about a nutrition or nutrition related topic such as an article, education material, newsletter, blog , etc.
  • Outcome Data is available on request.