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 At least 80 % of the program interns complete program/degree requirements within 15 months (150% of the program length).

1.2 Ninety percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

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

1.4 Of graduates who seek employment, 80% will be employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

1.5 Eighty percent of the internship completers will be perceived as appropriately prepared for entry level practice within 1 year as evidenced by employer survey responses (Employer satisfaction).

1.6 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%.   

Program Goal Two

Dietetic Internship graduates will be prepared to function as competent entry-level dietitians able to critique the scientific literature and apply evidence-based guidelines in the nutrition care process and other areas of dietetics practice.

Objectives

2.1 At least 80% of the interns will receive an acceptable grade (A or B) at completion of the required Research Methods course demonstrating their ability to critique the scientific literature.

2.2 At least 80 % of the internship completers will be perceived as being able to successfully apply evidence-based guidelines (from their critique of the scientific literature) in the nutrition care process and/or other areas of dietetics practice, as noted by a minimum score of 8 (10 point scale) from employer survey responses (Employer satisfaction).

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

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