MASTER'S IN NUTRITION NON-THESIS WITH DIETETIC INTERNSHIP

Mission

The mission of the AU dietetic internship is to prepare competent and professionally engaged entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who improve human health and well-being through service in positions in nutrition and dietetics and related fields.

Auburn University Dietetic Internship Goals and Outcome Measures
The following goals and outcome measures reflect the mission of the Auburn University Dietetic Internship and form the basis for evaluation of effectiveness.

Program Goal 1:
To prepare competent registered dietitian nutritionists for entry-level positions in the field of nutrition and dietetics or related fields.

Program Objectives for Goal 1:

  1. Program Completion: At least 80% of program interns complete program/degree requirements within 33 months (150% of the program length).

  2. Graduate Employment: Of program graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

  3. Graduate Performance on Registration Exam:
    • At least 80% 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%.

  4. Employer Satisfaction: At least 80% of employers of dietetic internship graduates who respond to the Employer Satisfaction Survey indicate satisfaction with the level of preparation for entry-level practice during or following the first year of employment.

  5. Intern Satisfaction: At least 80% of dietetic internship graduates indicate satisfaction with the level of preparation for entry-level practice during their exit interview with the program director.

Program Goal 2:

To prepare graduates who are engaged with the profession following program completion.

Program Objectives for Goal 2:

  1. Within 3 years of program completion, 50% of graduates who respond to the Graduate Survey and who are working in nutrition and dietetics positions report that they hold membership in a professional organization for nutrition and dietetics or a related field.

  2. Upon program completion, 80% of graduates who are seeking to work in nutrition and dietetics positions report they are prepared to precept dietetics students in supervised practice based on experience gained in the Auburn University Dietetic Internship.

Information to the Public

Program outcome data is available to the public, current and prospective students upon request. Please send a written request to Dr. Donna O. Burnett at INTERNSHIP@auburn.edu .