Program Goals & Outcome Measures
To assure that graduates of the PDI are competent, public health/community-oriented dietetics practitioners.
Twelve to eighteen months after completing the PDI, employers will rate 90% of the graduates as “good” or “excellent” in ‘Nutrition care skills’ and ‘Overall work performance and potential as a dietitian.’
At least 80% of the most recent graduates will pass the registration examination on the first attempt, and 90% will pass overall.
To help meet the health needs of Missourians, a significant number of PDI Graduates will be employed in public health/community nutrition in Missouri and will work in areas of the state with dietetic professional shortages.
50% of PDI graduates will be employed in public health/community nutrition in Missouri within one year of graduation.
25% of PDI graduates will work in areas of the state with dietetic professional shortages within one year of graduation.
To provide a comprehensive dietetics internship program that provides state and local agency public health nutrition professionals, dietetic graduates of Missouri colleges and universities and qualified Missouri residents with an opportunity for professional advancement and credentialing.
90% of interns enrolled in PDI will complete program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion (13 ½ months).
90% of graduates will respond they were able to advance their career or obtain a position due to completion of the PDI/obtaining RD.
50% of PDI graduates will come from one or more of the following categories when selected to the PDI:
- State and local public health nutrition positions
- Missouri didactic programs
- Missouri residents
Program Outcomes Data are available upon request.