6.05 Graduate course Requirement for Dietetic Internship
Effective Date: 11/2015 Date Revised or Reviewed: 7/2016
To establish guidelines for selection and recommendation of graduate level nutrition-related course
work for students accepted into the UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship Program.
In alignment with the program goals to encourage the development and preparation of strong
leaders in dietetics and to encourage the achievement of an advanced degree by graduates, the UW
Hospital and Clinics Dietetic Internship requires the completion of a graduate class taken for credit.
This requirement is waived for interns who possess a Master's or Doctorate degree, as shown on
official transcripts prior to the start date of the internship.
A. Graduate study will be through an online UW-Madison Nutritional Sciences 3 credit
course. Class options will vary depending on time of enrollment, but would be one of the
following: Critical Care and Nutrition Support, Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Advanced
Nutrition Education and Counseling, or Clinical Nutrition Research.
B. Tuition is to be paid by the intern at the time of enrollment to UW-Madison. The
graduate tuition for a 3-credit course is anticipated at about $1,800-2,100 (resident
C. The intern must successfully complete (defined as earning a ‘C” or above) the
coursework within the 48-week program length.
D. The intern must provide the Internship Director with proof of course completion (e.g.,
Dietetic Internship Program Manager
UW-Madison Nutritional Sciences
Cassie Vanderwall, MS, RD, CDE, CD, CPT
DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MANAGER
Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
VP DEV, NURSING & PT CARE SVCS