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CONTACT:

School of Adult and Graduate Education
610-740-3770
sage@cedarcrest.edu

Dietetic Internship Program
Dietetic.Internship@cedarcrest.edu

Dietetic Internship Mission Statement and Goals

Mission

The Dietetic Internship at Cedar Crest College, in accordance with the mission of the College, is dedicated to the education of the next generation of leaders. Cedar Crest College prepares students for life in a global community by educating the whole student. The Cedar Crest College Dietetic Internship supports the education, development, and preparation of entry-level registered dietitians through a dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and community preceptors working within program goals and outcomes.

The Dietetic Internship goals for Cedar Crest College reflect program direction for the faculty, staff, and preceptors. The Dietetic Internship at Cedar Crest College will:

Goal #1: Prepare graduates to be fully competent in foundation dietetics knowledge and skills who will be successfully be employed as qualified entry-level dietitian-nutritionists.

Objectives:

  1. 90 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of graduation.
  2. 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%.
  3. On the alumni survey, at least 85% of respondents will answer “yes” to the following question: “Do you feel that the CCC DI prepared you for entry-level professional practice?”
  4. Of graduates who seek employment, 80 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  5. At least 80% of program interns complete program/degree requirements within fifteen months (150% of program length).
  6. 90% of employers who respond to the employer survey will answer yes to the following question: “Is your employee, a graduate of the Cedar Crest College dietetic internship able to exhibit performance as a competent entry level dietitian nutritionist in their position?”

Goal #2: Instill a strong community spirit in each graduate, making community involvement and leadership a personal and professional priority for each graduate.

Objectives:

  1. On the alumni survey, at least 75% of internship graduates will indicate that they participated in one or more community service activities in community settings and among diverse populations and cultures.”
  2. On the alumni survey, at least 50% of internship graduates will indicate that they are involved in leadership activities within his/her employment position, professional organizations, or volunteer activities, etc. (dietetics-related or not).

Goal #3: The graduates will foster a learning environment that encourages continued education and advanced degrees.

Objective:

  1. At least 75% of graduates who respond to an alumni survey will answer “yes” to the following question: Are you in the process of or have you obtained any additional degrees / advanced certificates since graduation?

Outcome Measures

These goals reflect the mission of the Dietetic Internship which mirrors the mission of Cedar Crest College “dedicated to the education of the next generation of leaders. Cedar Crest College prepares students for life in a global community by educating the whole student at all stages of life and experience.” The CCC Dietetic Internship graduates will be prepared to provide community service to the citizens in their communities and to provide evidence-based nutrition information to the larger global community. Through the diversity of experiences and depth of clinical and community nutrition knowledge, the Cedar Crest intern graduates are prepared to enter the field as highly competent entry-level dietitians to provide nutrition care in a culturally diverse society.

Program outcome data are available on request.