Highlights of program outcomes:

  • 100 percent of our graduates passed the national registration exam within one year (92 percent on the first attempt).
  • 91 percent of our graduates secured employment within three months of program completion.
  • 100 percent of graduates indicate they received optimal supervision and support from their program director.
  • 100 percent of graduates indicated their individual professional needs and interests were met.
  • 96 percent of employers rate our graduates above other entry-level dietitians they have hired.

Program goals, objectives, and outcomes (all outcomes represent last three years of data):

Goal 1:  Prepare graduates for effective dietetics/nutrition practice.

  • 100 percent of graduates have taken the registration exam within 12 months (exceeding 95 percent objective).
  • 92 percent of graduates have passed the registration exam on the first attempt (exceeding 90 percent objective).
  • 100 percent of graduates have passed the exam within one year of first attempt (exceeding 80 percent objective).
  • 100 percent of interns have completed all requirements within the intended program length of 9 months (exceeding 80 percent objective).
  • 100 percent of ISPP interns have completed all requirements within the intended program length of 24 months (exceeding 80 percent objective).
  • Of graduates seeking employment, 91 percent were employed in the nutrition and dietetics field within 3 months of graduation (exceeding 75 percent objective), and 100 percent were employed in the nutrition dietetics field within 12 months of graduation (exceeding 90 percent objective).
  • 100 percent of graduates indicated the program director provided adequate supervision and support needed to successfully enter the profession of dietetics (exceeding 90 percent objective).
  • 98 percent of graduates indicated they would recommend the program to prospective interns (exceeding 90 percent objective).

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

  • 100 percent of graduates indicated they were adequately prepared in each component of the internship (exceeding 90 percent objective).
  • Over 94 percent of employers indicated graduates were adequately prepared in each component of the internship (exceeding 90 percent objective).
  • 96 percent of employers rated graduates above other entry-level dietitians they have hired (exceeding 85 percent objective).
  • 100 percent of graduates have indicated that their individual professional learning needs and interests were considered to prepare them for their preferred area of practice (exceeding 90 percent objective).

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

  • 60 percent of graduates performed a leadership role during their first year of professional practice (exceeding 50 percent objective).
  • Within 12 months of program completion, 85 percent of graduates working in dietetics/nutrition settings indicated they are willing to serve as preceptors (exceeding 75 percent objective).