Program Mission, Goals & Objectives
The program’s mission is to promote lifelong learning and advocate development of individuals who are equipped with unique skills and abilities in the field of dietetics. The program seeks to provide an educational environment that acknowledges each individual’s learning potential and facilitates development of marketable skills as an entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The program’s goals and objectives are:
- The dietetic internship program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians.
- At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 17 months (150% of the program length).
- 95% of program graduates 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%.
- Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- 80% of graduates will be given ratings of “meets standards” or better by their employers on the Post Internship Survey-Employer.
- 10% of graduates responding to the post-internship graduate survey will report they have reviewed scientific studies or resources, including online journals, Nutrition Care Manual or electronic Nutrition Care Process Terminology, to promote evidence-based practice in dietetics.
- Graduates will seek permanent employment with the State of California and the program affiliates as an outcome of the quality training and experiences that prepared them to become entry-level dietitians.
- 50% of graduates will pursue dietetic-related positions available in the California State Employment System or with one of the program’s affiliates.
- 25% of graduates will obtain a dietetic-related position within the California State Employment System or with one of the program’s affiliates.