Missouri State University

Dietetic Internship Acceptance Rates and Disclosure for Missouri State

Results from the April 2010 dietetic internship match (CADE Connection 2010 online newsletter)

Data from the April 2010 dietetic internship match indicate a 50% match rate for the second year in a row. The number of available internship positions increased by 72 over the April 2009 match; however, the number of students applying for positions also increased by 83, negating the impact of the new positions. The number of positions would need to have increased by 84% or 1902 positions in order for all students who were seeking a position to have been matched. Graduation from an accredited program does not guarantee acceptance into an internship.

 April 2009April 2010
Students Matched 2056 (50%) 2076 (50%)
Students Not Matched 2030 (50%) 4169
Students Preselected 135 159
Total Positions Available 2195 2267

It cannot be more strongly stressed that completion of your degree does NOT guarantee you acceptance into an internship program.

 

There are 571 active U.S. based accredited/approved programs as of April 2011, according to CADE. They are as follows: 

Didactic Programs 225
Coordinated Programs 53
Dietetic Internships 244
Dietetic Technician Programs 49

 

Following are the internship acceptance rates from the Missouri State University Program for the past three years: 

 

Academic Year

Received Internship

Applied, have not received an internship

 Reapplied and received later

2007-2008 Class Includes 1 *VS recipient 13 4 2
2008-2009 Class Includes 1 *VS recipient 19 6 2
2009-2010 Class 19 3 1
2010-2011 Class 18 5 1
2011-2012 Class (to date) 20 4 -

*VS – Verification Statement – students had prior degrees in a related field from another college or university but did not receive a degree from Missouri State.

National registration exam and pass rate disclosure

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Pass Rates on the Registered Dietitian (RD) Examination by Class Year 

 

 

Test Year First Time Test Takers Number Passing First Time Annual Pass Rate-First Time Test Takers National Average Pass Rate
2006 17 15 88% 85%
2007 13 12 92% 79%
2008 14 14 100% 82%
2009 9 9 100% 85%
2010 19 18* 95% 83%
2011**       83%

*All program graduates that took the exam passed.
** Through June 2011