Program Goals and Outcome Measures

The mission of the Montana Dietetic Internship (MDI) is to prepare highly capable entry-level food and nutrition professionals who can integrate sustainable food systems into dietetic practice when employed in clinical, foodservice, community nutrition and integrated practice settings located in rural or urban facilities in Montana or the Rocky Mountain region.

Program Goal 1

Graduates of the MDI program will be highly capable entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists that can integrate sustainable food systems into dietetic practice.

Program Objective Measures MS/DI Track

  • 100% of MS/DI students will maintain, per semester of online coursework and in supervised practice, an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • 100% of MS/DI interns will pass the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) concentration evaluation with an overall 80% score or higher after the related rotation.
  • 80% of MDI preceptors will evaluate MS/DI interns with an overall average rating of 3 or greater on a 5-point Likert scale (3 = Doing well, performing as expected for intern level) after each rotation.
  • 90% of MS/DI graduates will rate their internship experience on how well prepared for entry-level practice they are with an overall average rating of 4 or greater on a 5-point Likert scale (4 = satisfied).
  • At least 80% percent of MS/DI interns complete program requirements within 36 months (150% of the program length).
  • Of MS/DI graduates who seek employment, 70% percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 90% of MS/DI graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for Register Dietitian Nutritionist within 12 months of program completion.
  • The MDI one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for Register Dietitian Nutritionist is at least 80%.
  • 80% of employers will rate employees who are MS/DI graduates with an overall average rating of 4 or greater on a 5-point Likert scale (4 = satisfied).

Program Objective Measures Non-Degree Graduate DI Track

  • 100% of DI interns will pass the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) concentration evaluation with an overall 80% score or higher after the related rotation.
  • 80% of MDI preceptors will evaluate MDI interns with an overall average rating of 3 or greater on a 5-point Likert scale (3 = Doing well, performing as expected for intern level) after each rotation.
  • 90% of MDI graduates will rate their internship experience on how well prepared for entry-level practice they are with an overall average rating of 4 or greater on a 5-point Likert scale (4 = satisfied).
  • At least 80% percent of DI interns complete program requirements within 15 months (150% of the program length).
  • Of MDI graduates who seek employment, 70% percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 90% of MDI graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for Register Dietitian Nutritionist within 12 months of program completion.
  • The MDI one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for Register Dietitian Nutritionist is at least 80%.
  • 80% of employers will rate employees who are MDI graduates with an overall average rating of 4 or greater on a 5-point Likert scale (4 = satisfied)

Program Goal 2

The MDI program prepares entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who will serve the needs and enrich the well-being of diverse populations in Montana and the Rocky Mountain region.

Program Objective Measures for MS/DI and Non-degree Graduate DI Tracks

  • Within five years, 25% of MDI RDs will serve the populations of Montana and Rocky Mountain region through employment or volunteer service.

 

Program outcome data available upon request.