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Program Goals

The program staff, faculty, and preceptors are committed to preparing graduates to become outstanding public health and dietetics professionals. The following goals and outcome measures for the program have been established:

Goal 1

Following rigorous, multidisciplinary training in public health and dietetics, graduates will be prepared to address individual and/or community public health nutrition needs as entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists. Outcome measures:

  • At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 2.3 years (150% of the program length).*
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.*
  • At least 90% of program graduates take the CDR dietitian credentialing exam within 12 months of program completion.*
  • 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’ employer responses will indicate “yes” on the graduate survey when asked if they felt the graduate was prepared for an entry-level dietetics/public health nutrition professional.*
  • At least 80% of program graduates will achieve a first-time passing score on the RD exam.
  • At least 50% of program graduates will practice in the field of public health nutrition within 12 months of program completion. 
  • At least 80% of graduate survey responses will indicate “yes” on the graduate survey when asked if they felt they were prepared academically and professionally for an entry-level position in dietetics/public health nutrition.

Goal 2

Graduates will communicate effectively with other health professionals, peers and/or the lay population as registered dietitian nutritionists. Outcome measures:

  • At least 75% of graduates’ employer responses will indicate “yes” on the graduate survey when asked if they felt the graduate communicates effectively with other health professionals, peers and/or the lay population.