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EVALUATION OF DIETETIC INTERNSHIP DIRECTORS' EXPECTATIONS OF INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS: CRITERIA ASSOCIATED WITH A SUCCESSFUL INTERNSHIP MATCH

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dc.contributor.advisor Sheehan-Smith, Lisa en_US
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Candice Denise en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:46:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:46:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3530
dc.description.abstract The dietetics profession is a growing field with an influx of students applying to dietetic internships. While the number of applicants has risen dramatically, the number of internship positions has not proportionally increased leading to a match rate of 50%. The purpose of this study is to determine the most important selection criteria according to dietetic internship directors to maximize students' ability to match to an internship. en_US
dc.description.abstract This descriptive study included a 13-item questionnaire developed to gauge what selection criteria dietetic internship directors consider most important. A total of 90 internship directors completed the survey and were included in the analysis. It was found that the most important selection criteria included Didactic Program in Dietetics grade point average (DPD GPA), total GPA, interview skills, and work experience. The internship match process is extremely competitive, and the students with the highest GPAs and greatest number of years or largest variety of work experience are the most likely to match to an internship according to internship directors' expectations for applicants. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Dietetics en_US
dc.subject Internship en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Selection en_US
dc.title EVALUATION OF DIETETIC INTERNSHIP DIRECTORS' EXPECTATIONS OF INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS: CRITERIA ASSOCIATED WITH A SUCCESSFUL INTERNSHIP MATCH en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Colson, Janet en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Brinthaupt, Thomas en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Nutrition en_US
dc.subject.umi Education en_US
dc.subject.umi Educational evaluation en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Human Sciences en_US


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