Program Goals & Objectives

PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Program Goal 1:  To prepare graduates who will be internship-eligible through the achievement of the competencies identified in the Core Knowledge of the Registered Dietitian as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Objective 1:  Alumni will achieve, over a five-year period, a first-time pass rate of at least 80% on the RD exam.

Objective 2:  80% of dietetics students will complete the program (tracking will begin when students have begun 3rd year coursework) within 150% of the program length (150% = 6 years).

Objective 3:  At least 70% of qualifying DPD students will apply to Dietetic Internship within six months of being eligible.  

Objective 4:  60% of dietetics students who apply for Dietetic Internship will receive program placement over a five-year period.

Objective 5:  80% of program directors will rate program graduates as “better prepared” or “about the same” as compared to students from other programs.   

Program Goal 2:  To prepare graduates for careers in the food industry, food service, government or community agencies, or health care organizations.

Objective 1:  60% of program graduates who do not apply for or receive an internship, will apply for and take the DTR exam via Pathway III within one year of graduating from the program.

Objective 2:  50% of program graduates who respond to surveys will be employed in food, nutrition and dietetic related professions within one year of graduating from the program.

Objective 3: 80% of program graduates who respond to surveys will indicate that the DP program prepared them well for their current employment in food, nutrition and dietetic related professions as indicated by either an "excellent” or “good" rating.

Program Goal 3:  To promote graduates to be life-long learners and encourage graduates to pursue advanced degrees.

Objective 1:  30% of program graduates who respond to surveys will be accepted into graduate school programs within one year of graduating from the program.

Objective 2:  80% of program graduates who respond to surveys will report that they have participated in continuing education activities.