Mission and Goals


PROGRAM MISSION

The program’s mission reflects the 2012 standards and to meet the demands of the dynamic field of nutrition and dietetics. The program’s mission statement is “to preparing entry level dietitians by providing applied professional experiences to augment the interns’ theoretical knowledge”. The mission fully embraces the mission, vision, and values of the University.

The current program goals, objectives and outcomes for 2016 – 2021 are:

 Goal 1: to develop competent, confident, ethnic and culturally sensitive entry level dietitian/nutrition practitioners.

Program Objectives:

  • Program graduates will achieve a first-time pass rate of at least 80% over a 5-year period.
  • Over a 5 year period, 80% of the graduates will pass the RDN/RD exam within one year (12 months) of their first attempt.
  • At least 80% of the interns will complete supervised practice hours within 150% of a 9 month program.
  • At least 80% of program graduates who sought employment will be employed in a dietetics/nutrition related field within 12 months of graduation.
  • Employers of program graduates will rate 80% of graduates as “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” with their preparation for entry level positions in the field of dietetics/nutrition
  • 80% of program graduates will rate their preparation as being “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” for entry level positions in the field of dietetics/nutrition
  • 80% of program graduates will rate their preparation as being “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” for entry level clinical positions
  • 80% of program graduates will rate their preparation to serve ethnic and culturally diverse clients as “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied””
  • Over a five year period, at least 50% of graduate will be hired in clinical nutrition positions.
 Goal 2: to prepare AADI graduates to pursue lifelong learning, research, and community service to the profession of nutrition and dietetics.

Program Objectives:

  • At least 20% of the program graduates will serve in leadership positions in the field of dietetics/nutrition (job, local and/or national level) within two (2) years of completing the internship
  • At least 20% of the program graduates will serve as dietetic interns preceptors within two (2) years of completing the internship
  • Over a five (5) years period, 50% of the program graduates will publish at least one peer reviewed manuscript or actively engaged in health improvement community based projects.



Contact Us

   Director

       Judith C. Anglin PhD, RD, LD
      Associate Professor
      Clinical and Digital Health Sciences
      College of Allied Health Sciences
      Augusta University
   987 St. Sebastian Way EC-4310, Augusta, GA 30904
   706-446-4413       706-721-0495
   janglin@augusta.edu