Highlights of program outcomes:

  • 100 percent of our graduates passed the national registration exam within one year, 98 percent on first attempt.
  • 81 percent of our graduates secured employment within three months of program completion.
  • 100 percent of program alumni indicate they received the supervision and support from program director for their success as entry level RDNs.
  • 100 percent of graduates indicated their individual professional needs and interests were met.
  • 96 percent of employers rate graduates above other entry-level dietitians they have hired.

Note: all outcomes are listed in parentheses and represent four years of program outcomes unless otherwise indicated


Goal One:
Prepare graduates for effective dietetics/nutrition practice

  • 95 percent of graduates will take the registration exam within 12 months of program completion.  (100 percent achievement over past five years)
  • 95 percent of graduates will pass the exam within 12 months of program completion. (100 percent achievement, five-year pass rate)
  • 90 percent of graduates will pass the registration exam on the first attempt. (98 percent achievement, five-year pass rate)
  • 95 percent of interns will complete program within 13 months. (100 percent achievement over past four years)
  • 95 percent of ISPP interns will complete the program within 36 months. (100 percent achievement)
  • 90 percent of graduates will secure employment in nutrition and dietetics within 12 months of program completion. (new objective)
  • 75 percent of graduates who are seeking jobs will secure employment within three months of program completion. (81 percent achievement)
  • 90 percent of alumni indicate they received the supervision and support from program director for their success as entry level RDNs. (100 percent achievement)
  • 90 percent of alumni indicate they would recommend the program to prospective interns. (98 percent achievement)

Goal Two:
Position graduates to function successfully in their preferred area of practice within a rapidly changing profession

  • 90 percent of graduates will indicate they were adequately prepared in each component of the internship. 100 percent achievement in Clinical, Management, and Leadership; 98 percent in Community
  • 90 percent of employers will indicate graduates were adequately prepared in each component of the internship. (100 percent achievement in Clinical, Management, and Community; 96 percent in Leadership)
  • 85 percent of employers rate graduates above other entry-level dietitians they have hired. (96 percent achievement)
  • 90 percent of graduates will indicate that their individual professional learning needs and interests were considered during the internship to prepare them for their preferred area of practice. (100 percent achievement)

Goal Three:
Prepare graduates to be leaders within the dietetics/nutrition profession

  • 50 percent of graduates will indicate leadership roles during their first year of professional practice. (62 percent achievement)
  • Within 12 months of program completion, 75 percent of graduates who are working in dietetics/nutrition setting will indicate they are willing to serve as preceptors.  (91 percent achievement)
  • Within three years of program completion, 50 percent of graduates will indicate involvement in dietetics education as preceptors, mentors, or in other leadership positions.  (new objective)
  • 90 percent of employers will indicate graduates were prepared to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace or profession. (new objective)