Dietetics Coordinated Program - Mission, Goals & Outcomes

Mission

The 4 + 1 and 4 + 2 Coordinated Master’s 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 dietitians in a variety of settings, including hospitals, extended care facilities, school systems, community and 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 (4.62 academic years for the 4 + 1 and 3.165 academic years for the 4 + 2).
  • 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 dietitian 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

Note: Program outcomes data is available upon request.