Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dietitic Internship Mission, Goals and Outcome Measures

DI Program Mission
To develop practitioner skills for entry-level dietitians who are able to assume leadership roles to improve and maintain the nutritional care of diverse individuals, families and communities within national and global populations.

DI Program Goals

1. The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians
2. The program will prepare graduates to be leaders and to participate in community service.

DI Program Outcomes

1.1 Alumni, over a 5-year period, achieve a pass rate of at least 90% on the RD exam on the first attempt.
1.2 Alumni, over a 5-year period, meet or exceed the national average on the RD exam.
1.3 Within one year of completion, at least 75% of graduates will have passed the RD exam and/or obtained employment in the field of dietetics, and/or are continuing their education.
1.4 The mean rating of preparation by employers will meet or exceed ready (3) on surveys.
1.5 Graduates will rate their preparation as meeting or exceeding their needs in at least 90% of areas.
1.6 At least 85% of the students who enter the program will complete it in three years.
2.1 At least 70% of graduates when surveyed will indicate that they participate or have participated in at least one community service activity.
2.2 At least 70% of graduates when surveyed will indicate that they participate or have participated in at least one leadership activity.
The DI program is accredited by the Accreditation for Commission for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

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