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Program Mission and Goals

Our Mission

The mission of the KU dual dietetic internship/master's degree program is to produce competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists with enhanced skills in nutrition therapy using evidence-based practice to support the health of citizens of Kansas, the region, the nation and the world.

Our Goals

Goal 1: Prepare graduates to be competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists.

Our objectives include:

  • At least 80% of dual master's degree/dietetic internship students complete program requirements within 30 months (150% of the program length).
  • 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 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%.
  • 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment indicate that graduates demonstrate adequate knowledge and practice ability for entry-level practice as a dietitian (rating of at least four on a five-point scale) over a three-year period.
  • Three years post-program completion, 80% of respondents to graduate surveys rate their preparation for entry-level practice as adequately prepared or better over a three-year period.
Goal 2: Prepare graduates for practice in the field and participate in professional organizations.

Our objectives include:

  • Of graduates who seek employment, 75% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 60% of respondents to graduate surveys are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or related professional organizations over a three-year period.
School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY