Internship Mission, Goals, Objectives and Outcomes
The mission is to prepare graduates ready for evidence-based practice as registered dietitian nutritionists in community, clinical and management settings, for leadership in that practice, and for translational research to inform that practice.
Graduates are prepared to practice evidence-based dietetics competently at the entry level through the integration of knowledge and theory in nutritional sciences.
Graduates are prepared to engage in professional leadership and research in their practice.
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%.
At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 15 months (150% of the program length).
Of graduates who seek employment, ≥ 85% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
On average, 90% of competencies as rated by intern’s achievement of competence will be ≥ 3.0.
Of graduates who seek employment, 90% will rate their preparedness for entry-level practice.
90% of first employers of graduates who seek employment will rate preparedness of graduate for entry-level practice.
100% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
85% of alumni in their first 5 years will rate ≥ 2 out of 3 rating for leadership preparedness.
≥10% of alumni in their first 5 years will report relevant leadership activities in profession or job.
≥ 85% of alumni in their first 5 years will rate feeling prepared to apply and conduct research (≥ 2 out of 3)
≥10% of alumni in their first 5 years will report relevant research activities in profession or job