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."  The program mission is to provide excellent training for dietetic interns so that they may provide the highest quality patient care, and health information to serve the local and global communities.

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.

  • Interns will make at least two presentations to professionals during the program. 
  • Over a 5 year period, 20% of graduates who respond to an alumni survey will report making a professional or community presentation, teaching a class to students or others, or having an article published in print or online. 

Outcome Data is available on request.