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Goals and Objectives of the Dietetic Internship Program

Goal 1

Graduates will integrate culturally responsive practice into the dietetic profession to meet areas of critical shortages and underrepresentation.

Objectives Goal 1:

  1.  “At least eighty percent of program students/interns complete program/degree requirements within 16.50 months (150% of the program length)”.
  2. Eighty percent of students will demonstrate culturally responsive practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics as evidenced by scoring 4/5 in site preceptor evaluation of interns by site preceptors and employers              

Goal 2

Graduates will demonstrate competence in nutrition and dietetics knowledge.

Objectives Goal 2:

  1. “Eighty-five percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian-nutritionists within 12 months of program completion”.
  2. “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%”.
  3. Eighty-five percent of site preceptors will agree that students are performing at entry level competence prior to graduation.

Goal 3

Graduates will attain professional skills to become leaders and entry-level registered dietitians/nutritionists in the profession

Objectives Goal 3:

  1. Eighty percent of the employers will score the program graduate at least 4 out of 5 on employer’s satisfaction with graduate’s preparation for entry-level practice.
  2. “Of graduates who seek employment, eighty percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation”.
  3. A minimum of ten percent of DIP graduates will hold an elected or appointed leadership position in a dietetics or other food and nutrition related professional association and/or serve in a managerial position over a five-year period.

The Program's outcomes data is available on request from the Dietetic Internship Director. 

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