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Mission, Goals & Objectives

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Mission


To integrate graduate-level education and research with supervised practice engagement to prepare entry-level dietitians to enter the workforce and dedicate their career to improving the health of individuals, families and communities.


Program Goal 1: 

The program will develop competent entry-level dietetic practitioners at the graduate level with the skills required to provide professional services aimed at improving the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

Program Objectives for Goal 1

 

Objectives

1

90% of program graduates will take the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

2

80% of program graduates, over a 5 year period, will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionist within one year following first attempt.   

3

90% of dietetic interns who begin the program will complete the program requirements for verification within 150% of the program length (track 1:  24 month program X 150% = 36 months, track 2:  24-36 month program X 150% = 36-54 months, track 3:  12 month program X 150% = 18 months).

4

70% of program graduates who seek employment in dietetics or related fields will be employed within 12 months of program completion.

5

50% of program graduates responding to the post graduate survey at 12-18 months post-graduation, who are employed in dietetics or related fields, will rank their perceived skill level in competencies at 3.0 or greater on a 5.0 scale with 5.0 being the highest skilled ranking.

6

50% of the supervisors responding to the employee satisfaction survey for program graduates at 12-18 months post-graduation who are employed in dietetics or related fields will rank their perceived skill level of the program graduate’s competencies and preparation for entry-level practice at 3.0 or greater on a 5.0 scale with 5.0 being the highest skilled ranking.


Program Goal 2: 

The program will prepare dietetic practitioners at the graduate level who are committed to lifelong learning, service and community engagement.

Program Objectives for Goal 2

 

Objectives

1

80% of program graduates responding to the post graduate survey over a five-year period will report involvement in one or more activities related to leadership and service either through their employment, professional organizations, scholarly pursuits, or volunteer activities.

2

80% of program graduates responding to the post graduate survey over a five-year period will report engagement in one or more community service related activities either through their employment, professional organizations, scholarly pursuits, or volunteer activities.

3

80% of program graduates responding to the post graduate survey over a five-year period will rank their lifelong learning attitude and practices at a 4.0 or greater on a 5.0 scale with 5.0 being the highest ranking.

Announcements

The SDSU NDI has finalized their 2017 intern selections and proudly welcomes the following:

Myranda Dunmire (SDSU), Paige Pappadackis (SDSU), Samantha Kratovil (SDSU), Bailey Larson (UNL), Abbey Nielsen (SDSU), Kim Wong (Southern ILL University), Keith Thompson (SDSU), Lezlie Pommer (SDSU), Karley Konkol (SDSU), Kaitlyn Kimmel (SDSU), Shelby Rachel (St. Catherines, MN), Gabby Norwicki (University New Haven, CT), Amy Hommes (University MN, Twin Cities), Alyssa Kauffman (Bluffton University, OH), Makenna Meier (University Northern Colorado).

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