More than 65% of alumni who graduated from the UBC Dietetics Major between 2007-2011 participated in an online survey in the Fall of 2012. The survey results will formulate the basis of a curriculum action plan to enhance student satisfaction with teaching and learning as well as preparedness for professional practice.
- 91% of respondents are employed as registered dietitians
- 92% of respondents obtained their first position as registered dietitians within 3 months of completing their internships
- 84% were satisfied/very satisfied with the Dietetics program as a whole
Areas of Improvement:
- Top ranked areas for program enhancement included counseling skills development, courses tailored to dietetic students, exposure to medical nutrition therapy and applied learning activities in campus component
“It was a great program that really fostered camaraderie between the group which has been beneficial in working together professionally. I also appreciate the fact that I was able to get a job in my field immediately after graduating, which was not a reality for many other people I knew in other majors.”
“The internship was the most valuable year for me in terms of learning how to apply my knowledge in a practical setting. In terms of courses, the FNH 341 cooking lab was incredibly valuable because it demonstrates how to take nutritional recommendations and demonstrate what they mean in terms of actual food, which is the most important thing when it comes to working with patients/ clients.”
“The dietetics classes were focused on learning as much as grades. Our instructors were passionate, and had interesting experience that they brought to their jobs.”
A more detailed report of survey findings is posted on the dietetics website (www.landfood.ubc.ca/dietetics).