Goals and Outcome Measures of the Dietetics Program

1. The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level nutrition professionals

  • Eighty-five percent of students with 60 credit hours or more who have taken at least one 300 level nutrition course will complete the program
  • Ninety percent of DPD graduates will successfully complete the registration examination on the first try
  • Eighty-five percent of one year graduates will rate the program preparation as satisfactory or above in the foundation knowledge and skill areas
  • Eighty-five percent of internship directors will rate the interns from the DPD as prepared or well prepared as compared with other interns
  • Ninety percent of students who apply for a dietetic internship will be placed

2. The program will encourage students to become active professionals

  • Forty percent of graduates will enter internships that include graduate credit
  • Sixty percent of graduates who respond will have completed some graduate work at the three year follow up
  • Ninety-five percent of graduates will indicate the program prepared them adequately in professionalism
  • Ninety percent of internship directors will indicate that students performed adequately as professionals
  • Seventy percent of graduates will indicate at least one professional activity

3. The program will offer a nutrition minor that encourages other allied health professionals to become competent to evaluate and educate on
    normal nutrition issues.

  • The minor will attract twenty students from health related majors
  • Eighty percent of minors will rate the program as satisfactory or above in an exit survey.