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

Prepare 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 80% of the interns will receive a 3.0 or above in the required Research Methods course demonstrating their ability to critique the scientific literature.

2.2 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.

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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