To prepare entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists with a strong research base to become leaders in the fields of food, nutrition, and health.

Program Goal 1

Prepare graduates who are highly qualified registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN)

Program Objectives for Goal 1

  • At least 80% of program interns complete program/degree requirements within 28.5 months (150% of the program length).
  • Eighty percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing 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 for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 80 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 75% of employers will rate the performance of alumni as above average or outstanding at one- year post-graduation.
  • At least 90% of graduates who complete the alumni survey at 12 months after graduation, will respond either strongly agree or agree for their preparation to enter the workforce as an entry-level practitioner.

Program Goal 2

Prepare graduates to become leaders in their chosen fields and aid in their development and professional growth.

Program Objectives for Goal 2

  • 80% of graduates will have an approved PDP learning plan from CDR by the one year post graduation survey. 
  • 25% of graduates will seek a leadership role in a local, state or national professional organization as measured by the one year post graduation survey.