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Nutrition and dietetics goals and objectives

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To prepare graduates to succeed in dietetic internships, graduate school, or entry level jobs in nutrition and dietetics or related professional settings.

  • At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of program length).
  • At least 60% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
  • At least 80% of graduates who apply to ACEND-accredited dietetic internships within 12 months of graduation are accepted.
  • At least 50% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
  • 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 80% of graduates are employed in a professional setting related to nutrition and dietetics or enrolled in a postgraduate education program one year after program completion
  • The overall preparation of at least 80% of graduates is rated as good or excellent by supervised practice program directors
  • The overall preparation of at least 80% of graduates is rated as good or excellent by work supervisors.

To prepare graduates who demonstrate professional development, leadership, teamwork, and community service.

  • At least 75% of the graduates who complete the Senior Exit Survey rate the achievement of this goal as "Good" or "Excellent."
  • At least 80% of the graduates who complete the Alumni Survey rate the program's achievement of this goal as "Good" or " Excellent."
  • At least 75% of graduates who complete the Alumni Survey report some form of continuing professional development (internship, graduate school, other professional certification, professional meetings, etc.)
  • At least 65% of graduates who complete the Alumni Survey report participation in some form of community service.
  • At least 80% of the employers, graduate school advisors, or internship directors who return the Alumni Supervisor Survey rate the commitment of graduates to professional development and leadership as "Good" or "Excellent."
  • At least 80% of the employers, graduate school advisors, or internship directors who return the Alumni Supervisor Survey rate commitment of graduates to teamwork and community service as "Good" or "Excellent."