COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES
Program Goals and Objectives
Dietetic Internship Mission Statement
To prepare dietetic interns to become competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who are employed in the field of dietetics; to provide service to their profession and community; while emphasizing research and continuation of graduate studies.
Program Goals and Objectives for 2017-24
- Objective 1: 100% of preceptors who respond to the Supervising Dietitians Evaluation will “agree” interns are prepared for entry level practice upon completion of the DI program.
- Objective 2: At least 80% of graduates who respond to the Post Graduate- DI Program Evaluation will report that they have provided service to the community (eg. Wellness fairs, presentations, etc.) after completion of the DI.
- Objective 3: At least 80% of program interns complete program/degree requirements within 150% of the coordinate program.
- Objective 4: At least 80% of program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
- Objective 5: The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
- Objective 6: Of graduates who seek employment, 90 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- Objective 7: 100% of employers who respond to the Employer Questionnaire will indicate their employees (former interns) “are satisfactorily prepared” for entry level practice.
- Objective 8: 100% of the students who complete the DI and respond to the Post Graduate- DI Program Evaluation will “agree” they developed competence in using outcomes-based research in practice.
- Objective 9: Annually, at least 4 students who have completed the graduate program will have their research accepted for a professional presentation or manuscript.