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Mission, Goals, Objectives

Mission

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The Texas State University Dietetic Internship trains entry-level registered dietitians who provide high quality and current nutrition services to the public in the ever-evolving health care and nutrition and foods professional environments.

Program Goals and Objectives

1. Graduates are well-prepared for careers as entry-level registered dietitians practicing with diverse populations.

  • 1.1 At least 80% percent of program students complete program/degree requirements within 1.4 years (150% of the program length).
  • 1.2 Of graduates who seek employment, at least 50% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 1.3 90% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 1.4 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%.  
  • 1.5 80% of employers who respond to the employer survey will report that the alumni they hired were adequately prepared for entry-level practice.
  • 1.6 80% of alumni who respond to the alumni survey will agree or strongly agree that they were prepared for entry-level practice as a registered dietitian.
  • 1.7 50% of alumni who respond to the alumni survey will agree or strongly agree that they are comfortable working in settings that serve diverse groups.

 
2. Graduates are well-prepared for careers as entry-level registered dietitians practicing in settings that provide services to children.

  • 2.1 75% of alumni  who respond to the alumni survey will agree or strongly agree that they were prepared to work in settings that serve children.

Outcomes data for each of the goals and objectives listed above are available upon request.