The MSND: Dietetic Internship Option, with its Nutrition Education Emphasis integrates research with theory-driven nutrition education through high-impact supervised practice experiences to prepare entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists to enter the diverse workforce and devote their careers to empowering individuals, families, and communities through lifelong learning and professional engagement and service.
1. The program will develop competent, graduate-level, entry-level dietitians with the knowledge and skills needed to provide professional service targeted at improving the overall health and well being of individuals, families, and communities through theory-driven nutrition education.
a. Within one year of completing the Dietetic Internship, at least 80% of graduates who seek employment in fields related to nutrition and dietetics will have obtained employment.
b. At least 80% of students are expected to complete the Dietetic Internship within 150% of the program length (45 weeks).
c. At least 80% of the employers surveyed will indicate satisfaction with the EIU Dietetic Internship graduate's entry-level competence as a dietitian.
d. Within one year of completing the Dietetic Internship, at least 80% of graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists.
e. Over a five-year reporting period, at least 80% of graduates will pass the credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists.
2. The program will prepare graduates to engage in professional service and lifelong learning.
a. One year post graduation, 50% of graduates who respond to the alumni survey will indicate they are serving as a preceptor.
b. One year post graduation, 50% of graduates who respond to the alumni survey will indicate active involvement in at least one professional organization.
Program outcome data are available upon request.