Program Goals & Objectives MS/DI - Keiser University
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Program Goals & Objectives MS/DI

The Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship (MSDI) program at Keiser University will prepare graduate students for entry-level practice as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the field of nutrition and dietetics serving the needs of healthcare and the community.

  • Goal 1. Program graduates will be prepared for entry-level practice as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
    • Objective 1: At least, 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 19 months (150% of the program length).
    • Objective 2: At least, 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of the program completion.
    • Objective 3: 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 nutritionist is at least 80%.
    • Objective 4: Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
    • Objective 5: At least, 90% of employer satisfaction with graduate’s preparation for entry-level practice as evidenced by an average of three out of five or higher, on an Employer Survey.
    • Objective 6: At least, 50% of program graduates will perceive themselves to be functioning as an entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist in a community setting as evidenced by responses on the Graduate Survey.
  • Goal 2. Program graduates will meet expectation of employer’s in a diverse cultural environment.
    • Objective 1: At least 60% of employers will be satisfied that program graduates have awareness of peoples from other cultures.

The Distance Learning Internship has an emphasis concentration of Community Nutrition. The concentration competences are:

  • CC1 Research and develop a program plan to implement policy, organizational or systems change to impact healthy eating/active living for a community. The interns will complete a management project in the community rotation.
  • CC2 Design, implement and evaluate a community health program or event for a designated population group. Interns will plan, initiate and evaluate a public health or community based event in the community rotation.

Programmatic Outcomes Results are available upon request.

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