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Goals and Objectives

Program Goal 1

Recruit, retain, and graduate individuals who are prepared to become competent entry-level practitioners in dietetics.

  • Ninety percent of full-time students who enroll in the dietetic internship program will complete all program requirements within 150 percent of the time planned for completion (150% = 18 months).
  • Over a five-year period:
    • Seventy percent of graduates who seek employment in dietetics will be employed within three months of program completion.
    • Eighty percent of dietetic internship graduates will successfully complete the registration examination on the first try.
    • Seventy percent of dietetic internship graduates who participate in the exit interview survey will rate their preparation as “good” or “excellent” (target score minimum=4.0) for the student competencies/learning outcome areas for dietetic internship programs.
  • Seventy percent of employed dietetic internship graduates who respond to the alumni survey will “agree” or “strongly agree” that the program prepared them adequately to perform as an entry-level dietitian.
  • Seventy percent of employers who respond will rate graduates as “satisfactory” or “more than satisfactory” in competencies/learning outcome areas for dietetic internship programs.

Program Goal 2

Promote a commitment to the profession of dietetics, professional standards, and lifelong learning.

  • Over a five-year period:
    • Seventy percent of dietetic internship graduates who participate in the exit interview survey will indicate the program was “satisfactory” or “more than satisfactory” with respect to encouraging professionalism.
    • Seventy percent of dietetic internship graduates (collected via alumni survey or DFN M.S. completion records) will complete a graduate degree in nutrition or a related field within three years.
    • Seventy percent of dietetic internship graduates who respond to the alumni survey will pursue additional certifications, be active in professional associations, or be active in legislative activities.
    • The dietetic internship program will host (or cosponsor) two continuing education activities for preceptors and dietetic professionals.
  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.