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Program Mission, Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Dietitian Nutritionist Program is the development of graduates 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.

Program Goal 1:

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

Objectives:

a. At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length). 
b. 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%.
c. Eighty percent of program graduates take the CDR dietitian credentialing exam within 12 months of program completion.
d. Eighty percent of graduates will be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program Goal 2:

​To prepare entry-level graduates with advanced knowledge and skills that contribute to the evidence-informed practice of RDNs. 

Objectives:

a. Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
b. Ninety percent 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.
c. One-hundred percent of graduates will have completed nutrition-related research or a quality improvement project. 

Program outcomes are available upon request.