Program Goals & Outcome Measures
The PDI graduates will be competent entry-level 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”.
- The most recent graduates will pass the registration examination:
- 80% on the first attempt in a 5-year period, and
- 90% will pass in a one-year period
- 90% of interns enrolled in PDI will complete program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion (i.e., 13 ½ months).
- 90% of graduates will respond they were able to advance their career, increase their salary or obtain a position due to completion of the PDI/obtaining RD.
The PDI graduates will provide dietetics services to the population of Missouri.
- 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, such as southern Missouri and northern Missouri, with dietetic professional shortages within one year of graduation
- 50% of PDI graduates will continue working in the field of public health/community nutrition 5 years post-credentialing
The PDI graduates will become leaders and lifelong learners in the profession of nutrition and dietetics.
- 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 program; Missouri residents
- 80% of PDI graduates will maintain membership with AND or other nutrition-related organizations such as APHA, AHA, etc.
- 50% of PDI graduates are willing to become preceptors in the next 5 years
Program Outcomes Data are available upon request.