Program Objectives

Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Dietetic Internship

The following are the expected program objectives:

1.1 The program will demonstrate that it is selecting and preparing Interns appropriately and will monitor performance on national, standardized tests such as the RD registration exam.

1.2  At least 80% of program Interns complete program/degree requirements within 32 months (150% of the program length).

1.3  Of graduates who seek employment, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related field within 12 months of graduation.

1.4a Over a five-year period, 80% of employed program graduates who respond to the alumni survey will rate themselves as “prepared” or “well prepared” by the MSDI in terms of their ability to integrate health promotion/disease prevention guidance into their work and/or community environment. 

1.4b Over a five-year period, 70% of employed program graduates who respond to the alumni survey will report integrating food system sustainability concepts into their personal and/or professional practice.

1.5 Data measuring achievement of program objectives will be available to ACEND reviewers and to Interns, prospective Interns, and the public upon request.

1.6 Dietetic internship faculty, and those teaching courses for the Masters will document the design and integration of individual and group internship assignments, projects and practicum experiences that demand the use of evidenced-based research and critical thinking skills, planning and interpersonal skills for successful completion.

1.7 Over a five-year period, 70% of employers who respond to our survey will indicate that the UNH graduate from the MSDI exhibited critical thinking and communication skills.

1.8 Over 20% of Interns completing the MSDI program at UNH will report volunteer participation in community and professional organization within the field of health promotion, disease prevention and food system sustainability such as state Academy Associations, dietetics practice groups, anti-hunger movements etc. 

1.9 Over a five-year period, 50% of interns completing the MSDI program at UNH will be able to identify other health and professional colleagues/services who they work with and/or consult with in a cross-disciplinary manner.

Program outcomes data are available upon request.