Program Mission, Goals and Objectives
Mission of the Program
The Dietetic program’s mission is to provide comprehensive experiences designed to prepare students from diverse academic backgrounds for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist by providing a series of carefully planned curriculum experiences embracing the academic knowledge/concepts and professional experiences prescribed by ACEND.
Program Goals and Objectives
Goal #1 – The program will prepare competent graduates for entry-level dietetic careers, supervised practice or graduate programs.
Objectives for Goal #1
- Over a three-year period, At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).
- Over a three-year period, at least fifty percent (50%) of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
- Over a three-year period, at least fifty percent (50%) percent of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation
- Over a three-year period, 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%.
- At least eighty percent (80%) of graduates who enter Dietetic Internships (DIs) will receive ratings of satisfactory or better for acceptable preparation for supervised practice.
- Over a three-year period, at least fifty percent (50%) of graduates will rate their Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) preparation as “somewhat agree” or better in the in the following domains:
- Quality of education in dietetics
- Clinical nutrition practice skills
- Community nutrition practice Skills
- Food service practice skills
Goal #2 – The program will prepare graduates that will add to the diversity within the dietetics profession.
Objective for Goal #2
- Over a three year period, at least fifty percent (50%) of graduates will identify themselves as individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the dietetics profession.