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 course work and supervised practice. Outcomes measured over a five-year period:

  1. At least 80 percent of graduates will pass the Registered Examination for Dietitians on their first attempt.
  2. At least 90 percent of interns will complete the program within 12 months of admission
  3. At least 80 percent 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 percent of graduates will complete a master's degree within two years of completing the program.
  5. At least 85 percent 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 percent or better.
  6. At least 85 percent of alumni who respond to the Alumni Survey will rate their preparedness to perform as entry-level practitioners with a score of 80 percent or better.
  7. At least 85 percent of employers who respond to the Employer Survey will rate graduates' preparedness to perform as entry-level practitioners with a score of 80 percent 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 percent 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 percent or better.
  2. At least 85 percent 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 percent or better.
  3. At least 85 percent 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 percent or better.

Note

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