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Dietetic Internship - Mission and Goals

The mission of The Ohio State University Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship is to produce graduates to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who execute entry-level practice and obtain advancement to positions of impact. Graduates will be prepared to use innovation, inclusion, and integrity to conduct and manage personalized nutrition care in a variety of environments.
 

Goal 1

Graduates will attain the knowledge and skills needed to develop into dietetic practitioners who are capable of actively participating in advancing the quality of life of individuals within diverse communities.

Outcome Measures:

  • 80% of full-time interns will complete the program within 15 months.
  • 80% of part-time interns will complete the program within 25 months and ISPP interns within three years.

Results:

Program outcome data available upon request.

 

Goal 2

The program will prepare graduates to become professionally competent in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, nutrition/food management, public health nutrition, and personalized nutrition and counseling.

Outcome Measures:

  • 85% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 80% of program graduates will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year of first attempt.
  • 90% of full-time and 75% of part-time and ISPP program graduates seeking employment in dietetics or related fields will be employed within 12 months of program completion.
  • 80% of employers responding to the employer survey will report graduate’s competent practice (rated as “Good” or “Very Good” performance on a 5-point Likert scale) as applicable to the job, in Medical Nutrition Therapy, nutrition and food management, public health nutrition, personalized nutrition and counseling.

Results:

Program outcome data available upon request.