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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Benen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:11:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:11:33Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2007-03-19T21:36:54Z
dc.identifier.issn14466368en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4876
dc.description.abstractSubjects: Sixty-three student applicants to the Griffith University Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Program over the 2002-2003 period. Main outcome measures: Attitudinal data about the motivations, competency expectations and career plans of Nutrition and Dietetic program applicants. Analysis: Qualitative content analysis. Results: Student applicants had a mix of health science and exercise science undergraduate training backgrounds, were in their early to mid-20s and were recent graduates. The most common motivations for becoming a dietitian was a long-term primary interest in nutrition, health and helping people inspired by previous experience with other dietitians, family or personal illnesses and significant others such as mothers and teachers. Approximately 30% of applicants reported being motivated by personal experiences (self or friends) with obesity or eating disorders. High-level communication and organisational skills and nutrition knowledge were the common competency expectations of dietitians among potential students. Most reported working clinically, running a private practice (particularly in sports nutrition) or in mixed practice settings with autonomy and practice diversity as long-term career aspirations. There was a generally low level of specific awareness of public health nutrition or food service management practice opportunities in the profession. Conclusions: There appears to be a need to further market the diversity of practice in the profession to senior school-age and undergraduate students so that applicants are more informed of the realities of career opportunities.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1747-0080.2005.00015.xen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom106en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto109en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNutrition & Dieteticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume62en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321205en_US
dc.titleThe aspiring dietitians study: A pre-enrolment study of students motivations, awareness and expectations relating to careers in nutrition and dietetics.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]en_AU
gro.date.issued2005
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