Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is dedicated to the preparation of entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists by cultivating a culture of learning, growth, and excellence nationwide. We are committed to equipping our graduates to successfully obtain their Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential and positively impact all those they serve in a caring and compassionate manner.

Program Goal 1

Program graduates will become competent, caring dietetic professionals in a variety of settings as entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists.

Objectives


  • Program Completion Objectives:
    Objective 1a.
    Non-degree Option:
    At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 14 months (150% of planned program length).
    Objective 1b.
    Graduate Degree (MS in Human Nutrition through University of Alabama):
    At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 32 months (150% of planned program length).
    Objective 1c.
    Graduate Degree (MPH Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics through University of South Florida):
    At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 36 months (150% of planned program length).
    Objective 1d.
    Graduate Degree (MPS Leadership in Nutrition through Middle Tennessee State University):
    At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 21 months (150% of planned program length).
  • 85% of program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 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%..
  • 70% of employers will rate program graduates as meeting or exceeding expectations when asked how graduates positively impacted those they serve in their positions after 12 months of program completion.
  • 70% of employers surveyed will rate program graduates as competent dietetic professionals as meeting or exceeding expectations in their position after 12 months of program completion..

Program Goal 2

Program graduates will positively impact all those they serve in their life-long pursuit of cultivating a culture of excellence and professional growth in their careers.

Objectives

  • Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 80% of employers of program graduates will have a satisfactory response (meeting or exceeding expectations) when asked how prepared graduates were for entry-level practice after 12 months of program completion.
  • 70% of program graduates will respond “yes” when asked if they are involved in professional organizations within 12 months of program completion.
  • 70% of employers will rate program graduates as having a positive impact on those they serve as meeting or exceeding expectations in their positions after 12 months of program completion.

Program outcomes are available upon request by contacting the Program Director, Dawn Hershey, at dhershey@nutraco.com

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Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics