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Goals and Objectives

Goal #1: Program graduates will be competent entry level dietitian nutritionists, displaying professional attitudes and behaviors consistent with ethical and professional practice.

Objectives:

  • Over a five-year period, the pass rate for Dietetic internship graduates taking the RD exam for the first time will be at least 83% (measured by report sent to by the Commission on Dietetic Registration).
  • At least 80% of program students complete program requirements within 1.2 years (150% of the program length).
  • The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • 90% of program graduates take the CDR dietitian credentialing exam within 12 months of program completion.
  • Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within twelve months of graduation.
  • 100% of all work supervisors who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment provide an overall rating of “adequately prepared” or higher regarding graduate knowledge and skill preparation for entry-level practice.
  • 100% of all work supervisors who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment provide an overall rating of “adequately prepared” or higher regarding ethical practice.
  • 100% of all work supervisors who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment provide an overall rating of “adequately prepared” or higher regarding professionalism.
  • 100% of all graduates who respond to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment provide an overall rating of “adequately preparted” or higher regarding their practice abilities.

Goal #2: Program graduates will hold leadership and community service roles.

Objectives:

  • 90% of graduates who respond to a survey one year after program completion report adequate training in leadership during the internship.
  • Within five years post program completion, 20% of program graduates will demonstrate leadership by either an appointment to an organizational committee, holding a professional office, presenting for a professional organization, coordinating a community nutrition initiative, or serving as a preceptor to a dietetic intern.
  • Within five years post program completion, 20% of program graduates will have involvement in community or a professional organization.

Outcomes data are available upon request.