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Dietetics Coordinated Program - Mission, Goals & Outcomes

Mission

The undergraduate and graduate Coordinated Programs share the same mission. We are committed to improving the health and nutrition of the public by educating students to become competent and competitive entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended-care facilities, school systems, public health settings, and through research.

Goals & Objectives

Goal 1: Provide each graduate with a rigorous education that prepares the graduate as a competent entry-level RDN

Objectives

  • 100% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • At least 80% of program students complete program requirements within 150% of program length (3 years).
  • Of graduates seeking employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • The program's one-year pass rate on the CDR credentialing exam for dietetian nutritionists (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) is at least 80%.
  • Program evaluations will reflect at least a "satisfactory" rating on a 4-point scale (needs improvement, satisfactory, above average, excellent) immediately after program completion and at 1-1/2 years post-program completion.
  • 80% of graduates' preparation to practice as assessed by employers will be satisfactory or higher.

Goal 2: Provide each graduate with knowledge and skills about food and nutrition to promote health and prevent disease

Objectives

  • Annually, this means that:
    • 100% of graduates will respond that they are satisfactorily prepared for practice to promote health and prevent disease
    • Evaluations 1-1 ½ years after program completion will reflect that 100% of graduates are utilizing skills to promote health and prevent disease