Mission, Goals, and Objectives of the Program
The mission of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is to educate and challenge diverse students to become entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who will serve as responsible practitioners, leaders, innovators and lifelong educators and make positive impacts on the nutrition outcomes of the public.
Program Goals and Objectives:
Goal 1: Graduates will successfully enter the field of nutrition to help meet the demand for RDs nationally and locally.
- Program Completion: At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within three years (150% of the program length).
- Graduate Employment: Of graduates who seek employment, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- Graduate Performance on CDR Exam: 70% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
o The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
Program Specific Objective
- Of program graduates who represent groups traditionally under-represented groups in dietetics, including men, people of color and speakers of English as a second language, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
Goal 2: Graduates will be well-prepared for the practice of nutrition and dietetics in a variety of settings, including Culinary Nutrition or Food Policy/Food Justice.
- At least 70% of employer survey respondents will rate program graduates as “competent,” “very competent,” or “extremely competent.” (as measured on a 5-point scale with: 1=not competent; 2=fairly competent; 3=competent; 4=very competent; 5=extremely competent).
Program Specific Objectives
At least 70% of graduate survey respondents will report feeling adequately prepared, well-prepared or extremely well-prepared for their area of practice when surveyed 12 months after graduation (measured on a 5-point scale: 1=poorly prepared; 2=somewhat prepared; 3=adequately prepared; 4=well-prepared; 5=extremely well-prepared).
- At least 25% of graduates will find employment in their area of concentration in the program (either Culinary Nutrition or Food Policy/Food Justice) when surveyed 12 months after graduation.
Program outcomes data are available upon request.