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Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goal #1

To prepare graduates to be competent entry level dietitians who are critical and progressive thinkers with self-directed and flexible work attitudes.

  • Objective 1a: Alumni achieve over a 5 year period a one-year pass rate of at least 80%.
  • Objective 1b: 90% or more of the enrolled interns will complete the program within 150% of expected completion time. (for full-time interns that is 16.5 months, for part-time interns that is 22.5 months and those that started full time and changed to part time or vice versa completed within 22.5 months)
  • Objective 1c: Within 12 months of program completion, 85% of graduates will be employed in dietetics or related fields or be furthering their education.
  • Objective 1d: Graduate surveys will indicate that 80% of graduates will agree or strongly agree with the statement "I had the necessary entry level skills for my first job."
  • Objective 1e: Supervisor surveys will indicate that 80% of supervisors will agree or strongly agree with the statement "She/he had the entry-level skills necessary for this job."
  • Objective 1f: Graduate surveys will indicate that 80% of graduates will agree or strongly agree with the statement "I had the ability to think critically, analytically, and progressively when seeking solutions to work related issues."

Program Goal #2

To train interns to develop and implement effective educational programming across the lifespan.

  • Objective 2a: End of Program surveys will indicate that 90% or more of interns will agree or strongly agree with the statement "I feel confident in my presentation skills for different age groups and audiences."
  • Objective 2b: 90% of interns will score a 3 or higher on presentation development on the Community Skills Evaluation upon completion of the program. (on a scale of 1-4 where 1=beginning and 4=exemplary)
  • Objective 2c: 90% of interns will score a 3 or higher on presentation (teaching) skills on the Community Skills Evaluation upon completion of the program. (on a scale of 1-4 where 1=beginning and 4=exemplary)

Program Goal #3

To develop dietetic professionals with strong interpersonal and leadership skills who effectively collaborate with peers, health professionals, and community organizations.

  • Objective 3a: 80% of interns will receive a score of 3 or higher on leadership skills on the Independent Study evaluation.
  • Objective 3b: Supervisor surveys will indicate that 75% of supervisors will agree or strongly agree with the statement "She/he demonstrated entry-level leadership skills."
  • Objective 3c: 80% of interns will receive a score of 4 or higher on "Interacts with other health professionals" on their final clinical skills evaluation (on a scale of 1-5 where 1=does not meet expected competency and 5=exceeds expected competency)
  • Objective 3d: Graduate surveys will indicate that 65% or more are currently involved (employed or volunteer) in a community or professional organization.

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Dietetics Internship
Karen Balnis, M.Ed, RD, LD
Dietetic Internship Director
kbalnis@keene.edu
Phone: 603-358-2916
Fax: 603-358-2393