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Program Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission

The mission of the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship is to prepare graduates who are competent entry-level Registered Dietitians/ Registered Dietitians Nutritionists who will provide dietetic services and meet the nutritional needs of individuals and groups in a variety of settings. Program graduates will be prepared to function beyond entry-level using concentration of 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 #1: Competent Practice

The program will prepare graduates to practice competently as entry-level Registered Dietitians/ Registered Dietitians Nutritionists.

Objectives

CDR Credentialing Exam Timing

At least 80% percent of program graduates take the CDR dietitian credentialing exam 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 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, 80 percent will be employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation

Employer Satisfaction

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

Preparation

Over a 5 year period, 100% of program graduates who respond, will agree that they were prepared as entry level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who convey information in an understandable and user-friendly manner.

Goal #2:  Preparation Beyond Entry Level Competence

The program will prepare graduates beyond entry-level competence to enter positions in the field of dietetics for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists.

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.