Master's in Nutrition Non-Thesis Option: Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) Experience

Mission

The mission of the Auburn University Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) is to prepare competent and professionally engaged entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who enhance human well-being and quality of life through service in positions in nutrition and dietetics and related fields.

ISPP Goals and Outcome Measures

The following goals and outcome measures reflect the mission of the Auburn Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) 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 participants complete program/degree requirements within 36 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:
    • a. At least 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
    • b. 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: Of those who respond to the survey, at least 80% of employers of program graduates indicate satisfaction with the level of preparation for entry-level practice during or following the first year of employment.
  5. Participant Satisfaction: At least 80% of program 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 survey and who are working in nutrition and dietetics positions report they hold membership in a professional organization for nutrition and dietetics or a related field.
  2. Upon program completion, 80% of graduates who are planning to work in nutrition and dietetics positions report they are prepared and willing to precept dietetics students in supervised practice based on experience gained in the Auburn University Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway.


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, ISPP Coordinator, donna.burnett@auburn.edu.