Internship Program in Dietetics Additional Information

Program Mission:

The mission of the Lamar University Dietetic Internship is to prepare graduates for evidence-based practice as an entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist who will effectively serve clients at the personal, family, community and global level.

Program Goals & Objectives:

Program Goal #1

Graduates will be competent as entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist in evidence-based practice upon program completion.

  • Objective 1
    • At least 80% of program interns complete program/degree requirements within 16.5 months (150% of the program length)
  • Objective 2
    • 100 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
  • Objective 3
    • The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%
  • Objective 4
    • Of graduates who seek employment, 90% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation (program completion)
  • Objective 5
    • 90% of graduates will feel “prepared” to “well-prepared” as an entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist 
  • Objective 6
    • 90% of program graduates will rate their level of competency in clinical nutrition, nutrition education & counseling, community nutrition, and foodservice management as “prepared” to “well-prepared”
  • Objective 7
    • 90% of employers will rate program graduates as “prepared” to “well-prepared” in professional knowledge and skills

Program Goal #2

Graduates will implement evidence-based practice guidelines and effectively serve clients at the personal, family, community and global level.

  • Objective 1
    • 90% of program graduates will agree they implement evidence-based practice to effectively serve clients at the personal, family, community and global level
  • Objective 2
    • 90% of employers will indicate program graduates are effective in evidence-based practice
Program outcome data are available to the public and prospective students upon request. Please contact Dr. Jill Killough, Internship Program Director.


* Next review of the program is planned for 2022.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 312/899-0040, ext. 5400