Program Mission and Goals

The Mission

The mission of the Brooklyn College Dietetic Internship is to provide interns with a comprehensive Master's level educational and experiential program in nutrition that prepares graduates to contribute as registered dietitian nutritionists in culturally diverse communities.

Program Goal 1

The program will prepare dietetic interns to become registered dietitian nutritionists through Master’s level academic coursework and supervised practice. Outcomes measured over a five year period:

  1. At least 80% of graduates will pass the Registered Examination for Dietitians on their first attempt.
  2. At least 90% of interns will complete the program within 12 months of admission
  3. At least 80% of graduates who sought employment will be employed in the nutrition and dietetics field within one year of completing the program.
  4. At least 80% of graduates will complete a Master's degree within two years of completing the program.
  5. At least 85% of graduates who respond to the DI Graduate Exit Survey will rate their preparedness to perform as entry level practitioners with a score of 80% or better.
  6. At least 85% of alumni who respond to the Alumni Survey will rate their preparedness to perform as entry level practitioners with a score of 80% or better.
  7. At least 85% of employers who respond to the Employer Survey will rate graduates' preparedness to perform as entry level practitioners with a score of 80% or better.

Program Goal 2

The program will prepare graduates to contribute as nutrition and dietetics professionals in culturally diverse communities. Outcomes measured over a five year period:

  1. At least 85% of DI graduates who respond to the DI Graduate Exit Survey will rate their preparedness to contribute as nutrition and dietetics professionals in culturally diverse communities with a score of 80% or better.
  2. At least 85% of preceptors who respond to the Preceptor Survey will rate interns’ preparedness to contribute as nutrition and dietetics professionals in culturally diverse communities with a score of 80% or better.
  3. At least 85% of Alumni who respond to the Alumni Survey will rate their preparedness to contribute as nutrition and dietetics professionals in culturally diverse communities with a score of 80% or better.

Note

Outcome data measuring achievement of program objectives is available upon request.