Mission, Vision & Values

Phase 1: Master's Degree Coursework

Mission: We are first in service to the Nation, creating dynamic military dietitians.
Vision: To be the premier program for graduate dietetics education.
Values: Selfless Service to the Nation, Integrity, and Excellence in academics and research.

 

Phase 2: The U.S. Army Dietetic Internship

Mission: The U.S. Army Dietetic Internship develops competent entry-level Army registered dietitian nutritionists to provide the full spectrum of nutrition operations in support of the Service Member and family readiness.
Vision: The U.S. Army Dietetic Internship is a nationally-recognized leader in dietetic's education. We are committed to: 1. Developing tomorrow's leaders in Military Nutrition using innovative educational strategies; 2. Providing collaborative and interdisciplinary learning experiences in a variety of settings; 3. Embracing new technology, research, and professional practice.

 

Goal #1 - Develop competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists to provide the full spectrum of nutrition operations in support of Service Member and family readiness by their first duty assignment.

Objectives:

  • At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 18 months (150% of the program length)
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 100% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation
  • 90% of graduates pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists on the first attempt
  • The program's one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%
  • 90% of 1-yr graduates rate themselves as “prepared or very well prepared for their first duty assignment
  • 90% of supervisors who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment rate the graduate as prepared or very well prepared for their first duty assignment

 

Goal #2 - Prepare competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists able to critique the scientific literature and apply evidence-based guidelines in the nutrition care process and other areas of dietetics practice by their first duty assignment.

Objectives:

  • 90% of interns rate the goal as agree to strongly agree at the end of the internship
  • 90% of 1-year graduates agree to strongly agree that the program prepared them to apply the Nutrition Care Process with patients with various conditions
  • 90% of supervisors of 1-year graduates agree to strongly agree that the program prepared the new graduates to apply the Nutrition Care Process with patients with various conditions

 

 

***Program outcome data available upon request