Mission Goals and Outcome Measures

The mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program is to prepare a diverse community of students who will be prepared academically and professionally to achieve success in post-graduate studies such as dietetic internships, graduate school and/or dietetic related careers. Students will be able to analyze current academic and research literature, value lifelong learning, participate in community-based service learning activities, and demonstrate professional ethics.

Dietetics and Nutrition Program Goals and Outcome Measures

Program Goal 1

Provide students with a high quality didactic learning environment and experience to ensure they are competent in knowledge, skills, and foundations to be successful in the dietetic profession.

DPD Mission Reference

Prepare a diverse community of students who will be prepared academically and professionally to achieve success in post-graduate studies such as dietetic internships, graduate school and/or dietetic related careers.

Outcome measure

1)     80% of students agree that MNT courses contributed to their dietetics education.

2)     80% of students agree that Administrative Dietetics courses contributed to their dietetics education.

3)     80% of students agree that Community Dietetic course contributed to their dietetics education.

 

Program Goal 2

Provide opportunities for students to develop and explore their personal and professional interests, and to value life-long learning.

DPD Mission Reference

Students will be able to analyze current academic and research literature, value lifelong learning, participate in community-based service learning activities, and demonstrate professional ethics.

Outcome measure

1)     80% of graduates have attended at least one continuing education workshop, meeting, seminar, or other educational event.

2)     70% of dietetic interns agree that they were adequately prepared for their dietetic internship. (Intern Surveys)

Program Goal 3

Prepare graduates for professional service in dietetic internships, employment, or to pursue higher education opportunities.

DPD Mission Reference

Prepare a diverse community of students who will be prepared academically and professionally to achieve success in post-graduate studies such as dietetic internships, graduate school and/or dietetic related careers.

Outcome measure

1)     90% of graduates completed the DPD professional courses within 3 years.

2)     80% of graduates apply to dietetic internships, post baccalaureate studies

3)     60% of student who apply to dietetic internships are accepted

4)     80% of DI directors agree that graduates who completed internships have demonstrated satisfactory or above performance for all entry-level learning outcomes

5)     The DPD maintain an 80% pass rate or higher on the registration examination administered by the CDR

 

Outcome data measuring achievement of program objectives is available to students, prospective students, and the public upon request.