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Program Mission and Goals

The mission of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is the development of graduate students with the competence and advanced skills to practice effectively as entry-level Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDN) to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and diverse populations. In addition, the vision is to lead among dietetics programs in advancing knowledge, skills and evidence-based practice of RDNs.

The program goals are:

1. Development of graduate students with the competence and advanced skills to practice effectively as entry-level Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDN).

Objectives:

  • Over a five-year period, 80% of students admitted to the program will complete the program requirements within 4.5 years.
  • Graduates over a five-year period will achieve an 80% pass rate on the National Registration Examination for Dietitians as first-time test takers.
  • Over the course of five years, 90% of employers of graduates will rate the performance of the graduates as being at or above that of other entry-level dietitians, they have employed.

2.   To prepare entry-level Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists (RDN) with advanced knowledge, skills and contribute to the evidence-informed practice of RDNs.

Objectives:

  • Over a five-year period, 80% of graduates seeking jobs will have obtained employment in dietetics within 12 months of program completion.
  • Over a five-year period, 80% of graduates will be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Over the course of five-years, 100% of enrolled students will complete a nutrition–related evidence informed outcomes project.

Program outcomes are available upon request.