coordinated program in dietetics
Program Goals and Measurable Outcomes
Undergraduate and Graduate
1. The CPD will prepare students for
dietetics positions or advanced study which will utilize their
knowledge, skills, and competencies in dietetics, as well as their
critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Over a 5 year-period, at least 80% of students who
enter the coordinated phase of the CP program will
successfully complete the program and receive a
verification statement within 3 calendar years from
starting the CP program.
- Over a 5 year-period, at least 80% of all graduates
who take the RD exam will pass the first time.
- Over a 5 year-period, 90% of ratings of professional
preparation from the graduate’s perception will meet or
exceed a “well-prepared” rating.
- Based on annual graduate surveys, 70% of graduates
will be employed in dietetics within 3 months of
- Based on annual graduate surveys, 70% of students
who are pursuing an advanced degree will be accepted
into their program of choice.
- Based on annual graduate surveys, 90% of graduates
employed in the dietetics field will be evaluated as
“meeting” or “exceeding” being well prepared by their
2. The program will prepare graduates
who demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and career advancement
in their registered dietitian food and nutrition related field of work.
- 80% will have their Professional Development
Portfolio Plan submitted and approved by CDR.
- 80% will be members of the American Dietetic
- 50% will be involved in professional organization
roles beyond national/state American Dietetic
- 80% will have completed at least 3 hours of CPE.
The Standards of Dietetic Practice, the Standards for Accreditation
of Dietetic Education Programs, the Code of Professional Ethics, and
dietetic registration eligibility requirements serve as guidelines in
defining goals and objectives of the program