Program Mission, Goals & Objectives

Program Mission

Baylor University Dietetic Internship’s mission is to prepare qualified individuals to enter the profession as entry level Registered Dietitians or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Christian Worldview and to provide future innovative nutrition and dietetics leaders for communities locally and worldwide.

Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goal One

Dietetic Internship graduates will be prepared to function as competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists.

Objectives:

1.1 80 % of the accepted interns will complete the internship and associated academic work within 60 weeks (15 months) which equates to 150% of the time for the dietetic internship, but not inclusive of a graduate degree completion.

1.2 90 % of the internship completers will take the registration examination within a year of program completion.

1.3 80% of the internship completers will take the registration examination within one year of program completion as evidenced by alumni survey results.

1.4 80% of internship completers will be employed in the nutrition/dietetics within 12 months of program completion

1.5 90 % of the internship completers will also complete a Master’s degree within 5 years of completion of the internship as evidenced by alumni survey responses.

1.6 80 % of the internship completers will be perceived as appropriately prepared for entry level practices within 1 year as evidenced by employer survey responses.

1.7 80% of internship completers over a five-year period will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following first attempt.

Program Goal Two

The program will prepare dietetic internship graduates to address the needs of underserved populations especially those in the Central Texas area.

Objectives

2.1 Within 3 years of completing the internship, 75% of the completers will be in leadership roles at the community, regional, state, national or international level either in their work place or the professional associations as evidenced by alumni survey responses.

2.2 Within 3 years after completing the internship, 75% of completers will be engaged in employment or volunteer work with delivering services to underserved communities as evidenced by alumni survey response

Program Outcome Data are Available Upon Request

 Program outcome data are available upon request from the program director.

 Contact Information: LesLee Funderburk, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, CSCS at   LesLee_Funderburk@baylor.edu Mary Gibbs Jones Building Room 108 (254) 710-7318

State Licensure

     State licensure varies by state

     For more information on obtaining state licensure, visit www.cdrnet.org/state-licensure

     Specific informationfor Texas Licensure, please see www.tdlr.texas.gov/diet/diet.htm