Program Mission and Goals
The mission of the Dietitian Nutritionist Program 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).
- 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 within one year of the first attempt on the National Registration Examination for Dietitians.
- At least 80% of program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
- 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.
- 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.