The mission of the Graduate Dietetic Internship (GDI) is to provide the graduate with the skills and knowledge to be a competent registered dietitian through quality experiences that enhance professional excellence. The completion of a graduate degree along with the experiential component provides a foundation for future advances in dietetic practice. Equally important, successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to sit for the registration examination.
The mission of the DI is consistent with the missions of the University, the Davis College, and the Division of ANS, i.e., to provide a high quality, student-centered educational experience. Part of the mission of WVU is ”. . . to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through providing high quality programs of instruction: The WVU/DI provides high quality service to the residents of West Virginia when the interns are engaged in practitioner experience in the field of nutrition. The interns are able to provide professional nutritional services to community members enrolled in wellness programs, to residents with chronic diseases, and to consumers dining in the hospital cafeterias and WVU dining services facilities.