Dietitian Blog, Professional Development | Nov 10 2023

Introducing DOD Academy: Intern career prep

To deepen our commitment to the dietetics field, Dietitians On Demand is proud to introduce DOD Academy, a comprehensive training program designed exclusively for dietetic interns as they progress through their supervised practice programs and start their careers as registered dietitians. The purpose of this career prep course is to enhance the confidence of interns as they enter the industry.

About DOD Academy

DOD Academy is designed for dietetic interns, providing comprehensive preparation on their journeys to becoming registered dietitians. With tailored educational resources, a mentoring program, discounts on Visual Veggies RD Exam Prep Software, career-focused videos, and preferred access to Dietitians On Demand consulting jobs, DOD Academy stands as the go-to resource to launch a thriving career in the field of nutrition.

“With DOD Academy, our mission is to empower dietetic interns with the essential tools and support they need to begin a successful career in dietetics. Our program is designed to be practical, accessible, and affordable, ensuring you become a confident and competent registered dietitian,” said Sara Glanz, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Director of Clinical Education at Dietitians On Demand.

What’s included in DOD Academy?

DOD Academy is committed to guiding dietetic interns towards career excellence, providing vital resources, and ensuring their readiness for the workforce. Here’s what is included in DOD Academy:

Tailored educational resources:

DOD Academy offers an immersive six-week program encompassing a diverse range of real-world topics, including acute and long-term care, pediatrics, nutrition support, advanced medical nutrition therapy, and more. Our educational content is thoughtfully curated to empower you to thrive in a dietetic internship or first job.

Mentoring program:

Have you ever wished you had a career coach or could follow in the footsteps of a dietitian who has your dream job? With our mentoring program, you’ll connect with seasoned dietitians who have similar professional interests and will provide essential guidance and support as you start your career.

Discount on RD exam prep:

DOD Academy members are entitled to a $25 discount on Visual Veggies RD Practice Exam Software, a valuable resource that will enhance your readiness for the RD Exam. Dietitians-to-be who use Visual Veggies have a 91% first-time pass rate and a 98.4% overall pass rate for the RD Exam.1 The program is entirely digital and features practice exams, flash cards, video tutorials, and so much more.

Exclusive career insights:

We are dedicated to sharing valuable insights to set you on the path to dietitian success. You will receive exclusive career tips and informative video shorts delivered directly to your inbox, giving you a competitive edge in your job search and career advancement. Topics include estimating your market value, how to ask for a raise or promotion, when to pursue a specialty nutrition certification, and more.

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Preferred access to dietitian jobs

Worried about getting a job after graduation? All graduates of DOD Academy will enjoy preferred access to Dietitians On Demand’s consulting dietitian jobs. Our jobs offer the flexibility that dietitians are looking for. With no commitment, you can try as many different types of dietitian jobs in different geographical locations as you wish.

Dietitians On Demand offers extremely competitive compensation, typically paying its dietitians in the 75th percentile. This is good news for new dietitians who need to pay down student debt or are saving for a major purchase. Dietitians On Demand consultant dietitians can also qualify for full benefits, including health insurance, paid sick time, and a 401k with employer matching.

Ready to enroll?

DOD Academy is now enrolling new members. Take the next step on your journey towards becoming a registered dietitian with complete confidence. Work at your own pace during your supervised practice program, as you prepare for the RD Exam, or during your first job. To learn more and enroll in the program, please visit our store.

Who we are

Dietitians On Demand is the nationwide leader in providing dietitians with jobs they love. If flexibility, competitive pay, a full benefits package, free CPEUs each month and a team dedicated to dietitians sound good to you, apply to our positions today.

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