Dietetic Internship: Preceptors

Thank you for your willingness and interest to be a preceptor with the UW Health Dietetic Internship Program.


UW Health has an incredible opportunity for you to explore. Our Dietetic Internship Program provides 20 top graduates with an invaluable educational experience of actively learning, gaining competency and providing remarkable healthcare in a patient- and family-centered environment at one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Our internship offers four tracks with two concentrations: Medical Nutrition Therapy (Clinical) and Public Health, which is reserved for WIC Nutritionists within Wisconsin.


The Dietetic Internship Program is a year long practice experience and is seeking passionate and knowledgeable preceptors who are engaged in any of our rotation domains:

  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Medical Nutrition Therapy in chronic, acute, surgical, extended care and critical care settings.
  • Ambulatory Medical Nutrition Therapy in renal dialysis, bariatrics, and general education and counseling.
  • Public Health in the Department of Health Services, Department of Public Instruction, WIC, School Nutrition
  • Public Health Research
  • Food Systems Administration

The program allocates 32 hours each week to supervised practice experiences in the clinical, public health and food systems administration domains for interns within the MNT concentration. The Public Health concentration permits part-time rotations of 20 hours each week for public health and food systems rotations.


All preceptors receive the opportunity for continuing education credits throughout the program amounting to more than 20 CEUs annually.


Additionally, internal and external preceptors from affiliated sites are invited to attend all of the UW Health Department of Clinical and Culinary Nutrition continuing education opportunities. Program preceptors are also eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.


Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United State Department of Education (USDE).


To learn more and inquire about joining our teaching team, contact program management at or (608) 890-8528.


Getting Started


Quality precepting is the strength of the UW Health Dietetic Internship Program.


UW Health Dietetic Internship Program Preceptor Training is offered on an annual basis for any preceptor nationwide and is a requirement for all UW Health Dietetic Internship program preceptors.



Watch an Interview with a Preceptor. Learn from one of our Clinical Nutrition Preceptors



Precepting: What Do Interns Value In a Preceptor? Learn from the perspective of the intern