Goals and Outcome Measures of the Dietetic Internship Program
Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate more culturally diverse students to meet areas of critical shortages and areas of under representation in the dietetics profession.
Outcome Measures Goal 1:
- Recruit and maintain 100% enrollment of ten interns as approved by ACEND.
- Over a five-year period, retain 90% of the enrolled students.
- Graduate 90% of enrolled students within 16.50 months (150%) of the 11 months of expected program completion.
- Over a five year period, at least 10% of students who are accepted in the dietetic internship program will be minorities
Goal 2: Facilitate students' entry into the dietetic profession as entry-level registered dietitians, and/or graduate schools in foods, nutrition and dietetics.
Outcome Measures Goal 2:
- One hundred percent of the students will score 85% or higher on the exit examination after two attempts.
- Over a five-year period, a minimum of 80% of DIP graduates will pass the RD exam on their first attempt.
- Seventy percent of the students will indicate that the program prepared them well for the RD examination.
- Over a five-year period, a minimum of 80% of program graduates who applied for employment in the field will secure jobs in dietetics, food and nutrition related fields within three months of graduation.
- At least 25% of those who are non-Masters degree students initially will be admitted to, and/or complete a graduate program related to foods, nutrition, and dietetics over a five year period of completing the DIP.
- Ninety percent of site preceptors will agree that students are performing as entry level dietitians prior to graduation.
Goal 3: Foster student's professional growth and development to become leaders in the profession.
Outcome Measures Goal 3:
- A minimum of 60% of employers and site preceptors will indicate satisfaction of students/program graduates leadership skills.
- A minimum of 80% of employers who respond to the survey will indicate satisfaction with the quality of work performed by NCCU DIP graduates.
- Over a five year period, a minimum of 10% of DIP graduates will hold an elected or appointed leadership position in a dietetics or other food and nutrition related professional association and/or serve in a managerial position.
- One hundred percent of the students will be a student member of the American Dietetic Association.