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Mission, Goals and Objectives

The UNC Dietetic Internship Program Mission is to prepare graduates to become entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who have the acquired knowledge to enrich the community through professional practice under the professional Code of Ethics, and remain life-long learners using evidence based research and participating in leadership activities. 

Goal 1:

The program will prepare graduates to serve as competent entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in various employment positions.

  • Objective 1.1: At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 12 months for DI full time interns, 21 months for part-time interns and 54 months for MS/DI interns (150% of the program length).                                
  • Objective 1.2: Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation. 
  • Objective 1.3: At least 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion. 
  • Objective 1.4: 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%. 
  • Objective 1.5: Ninety-five percent of responding employers will agree (yes/no) that the graduate exhibited the knowledge and skills to perform as a competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist at the time of employment. 

Goal 2: 

Graduates of the UNCO Dietetic Internship program will adhere to the professional code of ethics, integrate evidence-based research in practice, be lifelong learners, and exhibit leadership qualities. 

  • Objective 2.1: At least 50% of graduates will report participating in at least one leadership activity and/or professional workshop/conference within a year after completion.