Procedures - Program Completion
In both the 4 + 1 and 4 + 2 Coordinated Programs and Dietetic Internship Program, specific procedures are in place to ensure that students meet all requirements for program completion.
Coordinated Programs - 4 + 1 and 4 + 2
Verification Statements and Program Completion
Verification Statements of completion are issued to all students who have satisfactorily met the requirements of the Coordinated Program and have a Masters’s degree. University of Connecticut Master’s degree requirements must be met to receive a degree.
These requirements include:
- Students must demonstrate a “C” (73 or higher) or better mastery in Dietetics coursework during the program’s two years and externship. An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is required by the Graduate School.
- Meet a minimum of ‘beginner or competent’ in all clinical, community/counseling, food service, and research rotations during the final spring semester and Externship. It is expected that the student will be competent in most areas as he/she progresses through supervised practice. Competent is defined as: demonstrates sound knowledge and effective use of entry level skills; seeks assistance after investigating potential solutions.
- Formal documented evaluations of performance will be reviewed with the student at the completion of rotations. These evaluations become a part of the permanent student file. Students have the right to review the file at another time.
- The Externship must be completed prior to a verification statement being issued.
- Students must complete the program within 150% of the of the time (within 4.62 academic years for the 4 + 1 program and 3.165 academic years of the 4 + 2 program)
- If the student has a Bachelor’s degree, an official transcript from that college or university must be given to the Dietetics Director.
Verification statements of completion are issued to interns after they have successfully completed the requirements of the Internship. In order to receive a written Verification Statement from the Dietetic Internship Director indicating the intern has completed all requirements of the internship, the intern must:
- Meet a minimum of “satisfactory” for each rotation. As rotations progress, expectations rise. It is expected that the intern will be competent in most areas as s/he progresses through supervised practice. "Competent" is defined as: "demonstrates sound knowledge and effective use of entry level skills; seeks assistance after investigating potential solutions."
- Formal documented evaluations of performance will be reviewed with interns at the completion of each rotation. If an intern is rated "unsatisfactory," s/he must complete additional time in the rotation to become satisfactory. If it is determined that the intern will not become satisfactory in the area, the intern will be dismissed from the program.
- Successful completion of the graduate courses required at UConn with a grade of “C” or better. Note that most graduate programs will only accept graduate credits with a grade of B or higher.
- Complete all assigned projects and/or field trips satisfactorily.
- Program completion must be within 125% of the time (within 1 year of program commencement)