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Mission, Goals, Objectives

Mission

dietetic internship director addresses dietetic interns

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 interns complete program/degree requirements within 150% of the program length (16.5 months).
  • 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 At least 90% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 1.4 At least 80% of graduates over a five-year period pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following first attempt.  
  • 1.5 At least 80% of employers who respond to the employer survey agree or strongly agree that the alumni they hired were adequately prepared for entry-level practice.
  • 1.6 At least 80% of alumni  who respond to the alumni survey agree or strongly agree that they were prepared for entry-level practice as a registered dietitian.
  • 1.7 At least 50% of alumni who respond to the alumni survey  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 At least 75% of alumni who respond to the alumni survey 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.