Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship

NMSU Dietetic Internship Program Goals and Outcomes

  1. Dietetic interns enrolled in the NMSU DI program will complete the DI and receive verification statements that qualify them to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration national examination for dietitians. In addition the graduates of the NMSU DI will pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration national examination for dietitians.

    • Eighty percent or more of the dietetic interns will complete all program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion.
    • Over a 5-year period, 80% of program graduates taking the registration examination for the first time will pass.*
    • Overall the RD/RDN pass rate for all test takers will be 80% or better within the first year of taking the exam.
  2. Graduates of the NMSU DI program will be qualified and prepared for a variety of entry-level career opportunities in the profession of dietetics. They will also be able to apply research and theory using evidence-based research in their entry-level dietetics practice.

    • Over a 5-year period, 80% or more of program graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within one year of program completion.
    • When answering an online survey, NMSU DI graduates will rate ≥ 4 on a 5-point scale they felt well prepared for their first dietetics position as an RD/RDN.
    • When answering an online survey, employers will rate ≥ 4 on a 5-point scale that the entry-level RD/RDN was well prepared for their position.
  3. Graduates of the NMSU DI will be qualified and prepared for entry-level career opportunities in Cooperative Extension Service.

    • When answering an online survey, NMSU DI graduates will rate ≥ 4 on a 5-point scale they would feel well prepared for a career in Cooperative Extension Service.
    • When answering an online survey, employers will rate ≥ 4 on a 5-point scale that the entry-level RD/RDN was well prepared for their position in Cooperative Extension Service.
  • NMSU DI program outcome data is available on request.