Program Mission, Goals and Objectives


The mission of the Priority Nutrition Care Dietetic Internship is to prepare graduates who are competent entry-level Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists who will provide nutrition and dietetic services to individuals and groups in a variety of settings. Program graduates will be prepared to function beyond entry-level by completing assignments and projects relating to 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

Goal #1 The program will prepare graduates to practice competently as entry-level Registered   Dietitians/Nutritionists in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Objectives for Goal #1:

CDR Credentialing Exam Timing

” At least  80 percent of program graduates 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 at least 80%”.

Program Completion

“At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 9 months (150% of planned program length)”.


“Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80 percent are 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.

Goal #2:  Preparation Beyond Entry Level Competence

Goal #2 The program will prepare graduates to be dietetic professionals who participate in professional development and lifelong learning as Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists.


Professional Development

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