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Program Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission

The mission of the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship is to deliver a quality distance supervised practice experience to prepare competent Registered Dietitians/ Registered Dietitians Nutritionists who are able to convey food and nutrition related information in an understandable and user friendly manner, particularly in areas in which Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are underrepresented, such as comprehensive treatment of diabetes and management of nutrition and food services, through assignments and projects in concentration areas that require experiences that are beyond entry level competence, The Business of Nutrition and the Management of Food and Nutrition Services.

Program Goals and Objectives

The following are Program Goals and Objectives that are monitored to assure that the quality of the program. Outcomes data for these goals and objectives is available by contacting the Program Director at Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship at P.O. Box 148, Hingham, MA 02043.

Goal: Competent Practice

To prepare program graduates to practice competently at entry level and who are able to convey information appropriate for the target market.

Objectives

CDR Credentialing Exam Timing

At least 80% percent of program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

CDR Registration Exam Pass Rate

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 will be at least 80%.

Program Completion

At least 80% of program interns and will complete program/degree requirements within 12 months (150% of the program length).

Employment

Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80 percent will be employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation

Employer Satisfaction

80% of employers of graduates who respond will report that the performance level of the graduate meets or exceeds expectations relative to entry level practice.

Goal:  Preparation Beyond Entry Level

To prepare graduates beyond entry level competence to enter positions in the field of dietetics for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists in which there is potential employment growth, where Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists have been under-utilized, including but not limited to socioeconomic, geographic, diagnosis or business-related concerns.

Objectives

Concentrations

At least 50% of program graduates who respond will report that they hold positions for which their chosen Internship concentration areas impacted their employment favorably.

Professional Development

At least 50% of program graduates who respond will report that they have acquired a professional credential beyond the RD/RDN or entered graduate school, or intend to do so.