Evaluation of Dietetic Interns' Research Skills in an Online, Non-Thesis Master's Program
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Research is the foundation of dietetics. As programs are designed to meet the 2024 entry-level education requirement, innovative approaches are needed to ensure that master's level registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) have strong research skills. The MS Dietetics Program is a new, 14-month, online, non-thesis program completed during the Sodexo Dietetic Internship. The objective was to determine whether an online research curriculum impacted research skills. Students evaluated their skills using a 22-question survey and reported significant improvements from baseline in 8 of the 11 research skills. A future investigation should examine whether increased research involvement among master's level RDNs continues after graduation.
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Topics in Clinical Nutrition
Arts, Jennifer, Chelsea Paulin, Ingrid E. E. Lofgren, Barbara Woodland, and Catherine English. "Evaluation of Dietetic Interns' Research Skills in an Online, Non-Thesis Master's Program." Topics in Clinical Nutrition 35, 3 (2020): 277-284. doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000209.