Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

Highlights of program outcomes (all program outcomes data are available upon request):

  • 100 percent of our graduates passed the national registration exam within one year of first attempt (92 percent passed on the first attempt).
  • 91 percent of our graduates secured employment within three months of program completion.
  • 100 percent of graduates indicated their individual professional needs and interests were met.
  • 96 percent of employers state that our graduates are better prepared than other entry-level entry-level dietitians they have hired.
  • 70 percent of graduates performed a leadership role during their first year of professional practice
  • 100 percent of alumni indicate they would recommend the program to prospective interns.

Program goals and objectives:

All established program objectives were exceeded during the last three years. ACEND required objectives designated with an asterisk.

Goal 1: 
Prepare graduates for effective dietetics/nutrition practice

  • 95 percent of graduates take the CDR registration exam for dietitian nutritionists 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 is at least 80 percent.
  • 90 percent of graduates will pass the registration exam on the first attempt.
  • At least 80 percent of program interns complete the program requirements within 13 and a half months.*
  • At least 80 percent of ISPP program interns complete the program requirements within 36 months (150 percent of program length).*
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 90 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.*
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 75 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within three months of graduation.
  • 90 percent of alumni will indicate the program director provided adequate supervision and support needed to successfully enter the profession of dietetics.
  • 90 percent of alumni indicate they would recommend the program to prospective interns.

Goal 2:
Position graduates to function successfully in their preferred area of practice within a rapidly changing profession

  • 90 percent of graduates indicate they were adequately prepared in each component of the internship.
  • 90 percent of employers indicate graduates were adequately prepared for entry-level practice. *
  • 90 percent of employers indicate graduates were adequately prepared in each component of the internship.
  • 85 percent of employers rate graduates overall as above other entry-level dietitians they have hired.
  • 90 percent of graduates indicate that their individual professional learning needs and interests were considered during the internship to prepare them for their preferred area of practice.

Goal 3:
Prepare graduates to be leaders within the dietetics/nutrition profession

  • 50 percent of graduates will perform leadership roles during first year of professional practice.
  • Within 12 months of program completion, 75 percent of graduates who are working in dietetics/nutrition setting indicate they are willing to serve as preceptors.
  • Within the three years of program completion, 50 percent of graduates report involvement in dietetics education as a preceptor, mentor, instructor, or guest speaker.
  • 90 percent of employers indicate graduates were prepared to fulfill leadership role in the workplace.

Program outcomes data are available upon request.