Goals, Mission Statement & Outcome

 

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PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS

 

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

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

  • Over a five year period, 70% of the program graduates who sought employment in dietetics or related fields will be employed within twelve months of the program completion.
  • Eighty percent of interns will complete the DI program requirements within 150% of the time (as defined in academic units) from the start of the program (2.7 years).
  • Eighty percent of graduates over a five-year period will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following first attempt.
  • Eighty percent of program graduates are expected to take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • Over a five year period, at least 75% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment will rate them as above average in professional knowledge and skills as compared to other entry-level registered dietitians.
  • Over a five year period, 90% of graduates employed in dietetics who respond to the alumni survey will rate themselves as prepared or well prepared for their first position.

 

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

  • Over a five year period, 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.
  • Over a five year period, 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.

 

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

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For additional resources:

http://www.eatright.org/healthprofessionals/content.aspx?id=6868

http://www.eatright.org/HealthProfessionals/content.aspx?id=6867

http://andjrnl.org/content/sop