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Goals and Objectives 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.

Objectives Goal 1:

  1. Recruit and maintain 100% of enrollment number established by the program up to 20 as approved by ACEND.
  2. Over a five-year period, retain 90% of the enrolled students.
  3. Graduate 90% of enrolled students within 16.50 months (150%) of the 11 months of expected program completion.
  4. Over a five year period, at least 20% 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/nutritionist, and/or graduate schools in foods, nutrition and dietetics.

Objectives Goal 2:

  1. One hundred percent of the students will score 85% or higher on the exit examination after two attempts.
  2. Eighty-five percent of the program graduates will take the CRD credentialing examination for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  3. Over a five-year period, a minimum of 80% of DIP graduates will pass the RDN examination on their first attempt.
  4. Seventy percent of the students will indicate that the program prepared them well for the RDN examination
  5. 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 twelve months of graduation.
  6. At least 25% of those who are non-Master’s 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.
  7.  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.

Objectives Goal 3:

  1. A minimum of 80% of employers and site preceptors, who replied to the survey, will indicate 80% satisfaction of students/program graduates leadership skills.
  2. A minimum of 80% of employers who respond to the survey will indicate satisfaction with the quality of work performed by NCCU DIP graduates
  3. Within five years of graduation, 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.
  4. One hundred percent of the students will be a student member of the American Dietetic Association. Upon request, the program outcomes data will be made available.

The Program's outcomes data is available upon request from the Dietetic Internship Director. 

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