We offer a Dietetic Internship program in three tracks:
Completion of all tracks will provide the verification statement that makes you eligible to take the registration exam.
Needed DI Forms can be found in the FORM section on the side bar.
Marywood University's Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
800/877-1600, ext. 5400
All Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited programs must meet certain basic requirements. One such requirement is that the Dietetic Internship Program (DI) clearly states its mission, goals, and expected program outcomes. This outcome data collected is used to maintain or improve the program effectiveness.
The mission of the Dietetic Internship program is to provide a broad based educational curriculum, preparing students to meet ACEND's Learning Outcomes with a Health Promotion and Wellness concentration. The Dietetic Internship program provides the knowledge, skills and values required not only for successful entry into today's job market as competent entry-level dietitians, but also for the flexibility which permits changing roles and the development of skills needed for future specializations which the students wish to pursue.
This educational framework also supports the mission of the College of Health and Human Services to prepare graduate students "to respect individuality and exhibit flexibility for best collaborative practices in emerging health and human service needs in a multicultural, interdependent, global environment" together with the mission of Marywood University that "calls upon students to seek their full potential and invites all to engage in a lifelong process of learning."
1a. Eighty percent of students enrolled in the DI program will complete all program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion which is 1.5 years.
1b. Over a five year period, > 70% of the program graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within one year of the program completion.
1c. Over a five-year period, the one year pass rate for DI graduates taking the registration examination will be at least 80%.
1d. On the one-year post completion survey, 90% of the program graduates will indicate that they agree that they would recommend Marywood University's internship to others.
1e. Upon completion of the self-evaluation, > 90% of the Learning Outcomes will be selected as at least moderately effective generating a mean value of > 3.0.
1f. On the post completion preceptors' survey, > 90% of the preceptors will state that the DI program compared favorably to other internship programs.
1g. 100% of the students will achieve a pass rate of > 80% on the programs final exam.
1h. On the one year post completion employer survey, 90% of the knowledge/skill area will have a mean value of 2.0 or greater.
2a. On the five and 10 year post program completion survey, 90% will be professionally employed or enrolled in an academic program.
2b. 100% of the students will present an acceptable professional portfolio and a course binder after each completed rotation.
2c. 100% of the interns will develop and implement at least one health promotion / wellness program (such as a health fair, eating disorder education program, diabetes treatment, weight maintenance, etc.).
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