Goals, Mission Statement & Outcome






Mission Statement of the MSU Dietetic Internship Program


Dietetic Internship Mission: The mission of the Internship Program (IP) is to provide an advanced educational curriculum, preparing students to meet the ACEND Competencies/Learning Outcomes with a Nutrition Therapy and Health Promotion concentration. The IP program provides the knowledge and skills required for successful entry into the job market as competent entry-level dietitians.


MS/DI Program Mission: To provide a progressive and effective program that integrates graduate education, research, service, and supervised practice to develop competent, entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists.


Goals of the MSU MS/Dietetic Internship Program


Goal 1. Prepare graduates to become competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists

  • Of graduates who seek employment, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within twelve months of graduation
  • At least 80% of program interns complete program degree requirements within 27 months(150% of program length)
  • The programs 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 graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
  • At least 75% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates in the first year of employment will rate them as above average in professional knowledge and skills as compared to other entry level registered dietitians.
  • At least 90% of graduates employed in dietetics who respond to the alumni survey will rate themselves as prepared or well prepared for their first position.

Goal 2. Prepare graduates who demonstrate the ability to utilize current evidence-based research and apply the research process in professional practice.

  • At least 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates will agree/strongly agree that graduates are able to incorporate scientific research in their professional practice
  • At least 80% of graduates who respond to a survey on program graduates will agree/strongly agree that they feel competent to evaluate and incorporate current and relevant literature in their professional practice.
  • At least 20% of graduates will present a poster session at LAND


Program outcome measures are available to the public and prospective students upon request.


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