Mission, Goals & Expected Outcomes
The Dietetic Internship (DI) originates in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) in the College of Health and Human Services. The FCS Department is characterized by an applied orientation to education using a humanistic approach. Our focus is on students.
The DI’s mission is to provide contemporary training of entry-level nutrition professionals who will become valued leaders in multi-ethnic communities, healthcare programs and food production settings for the years 2011-2021.
The three major program goals of the DI for the next 10 years are as follows:
- DI graduates will seek employment in dietetics at the end of program completion,
- Prepare entry-level dietitians who can apply the science of nutrition for the well-being of individuals throughout the lifecycle, and
- Prepare graduates who are dedicated and confident in their profession.
Three expected program outcomes are as follows:
- Program completion
90% of enrolled Interns will complete all program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion or 16.5 months after their internship begins. (The CSULB Internship is 37.5 weeks which equals 11 months, mid-August to Mid-July.)
- Graduate employment
Over a five-year period, 70% or more of program graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within three months of program completion.
- Pass rate of first-time test takers on the registration examination
Over a five-year period, the pass rate for program graduates taking the registration examination for the first time will be at least 85%.