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Employer Surveys

Interns are sent a survey to give to their employers.
Below are some of the results from these surveys.  Further results available upon request.


Would you be willing to hire more graduates from our program?

100% responded “Yes”.


Intern Performance

Rank overall performance of interns from our program compared to the performance of other entry-level graduates that have been under your employ.

0=not applicable
1=Superior performance
2=Somewhat better performance
3= Same level performance
4=Somewhat poorer performance
5=Significantly poorer performance

Overall scores averaged 1.78 reflecting better to superior performance


Performance Competencies

The  Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), accrediting agency for educational programs to become a RD or DTR, requires Dietetic Internship programs to meet a specific set of competencies upon graduation in order for them to be considered an “entry-level” dietitian.

The competencies listed below are an abbreviated list given to employers so they can assess how well we prepared our graduates for employment.

0=Not applicable
1=Exceptional performance
2=Above average performance
3=Average performance
4=Below average performance
5=Poor performance

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct.
  • Communicate effectively both in oral and in written form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the organizational framework necessary for refining and accomplishing the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Practice the principles of management in the functions and technical operations of a food service system.
  • Assess the nutritional status of given individuals using current knowledge of nutritional needs.
  • Coordinate all aspects of a nutritional care plan.
  • Provide nutrition education.
  • Serve as an active member of the healthcare team.
  • Utilize existing community support system in delivering of nutrition care program.
  • Practice the principles and applications of computer-assisted management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the department as a whole, integrating food and nutrition services to deliver quality care to the patients.

Overall scores averaged 1.45 reflecting exceptional performance to above average performance