The mission of the ACEND-accredited Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (GP) is to effectively integrate didactic and experiential learning in a program that culminates in a graduate degree that effectively prepares graduates for evidence-based nutrition and dietetics practice, practice-based research, and professional mentorship and leadership as RDNs in an interprofessional healthcare environment to optimize the nutritional health of individuals, families and communities.

Program Goal #1: The integrated didactic and experiential learning curriculum will prepare graduates for effective evidence-based clinical nutrition and dietetics practice as credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

  • Objective 1.1: At least 80% of program graduates complete program/degree requirements within 3 years.
  • Objective 1.2: Of graduates who seek employment, at least 85% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective 1.3: At least 85% of employers who respond to the employer survey will report being very satisfied or better with performance of program graduates in entry-level nutrition and dietetics practice.
  • Objective 1.4: At least 90% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • Objective 1.5: 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists is at least 80%.

Program Goal #2: The program will prepare graduates to be effective members of an interprofessional healthcare team.

  • Objective 1: By the time of program completion, at least 85% of program graduates will report moderate-level or greater interprofessional beliefs, behavior, and attitudes as measured by the Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale (2016).

Program Goal #3: The program will prepare graduates for mentoring and leadership roles in nutrition and dietetics.

  • Objective 1: At least 85% of program graduates will rate how well the program prepared them for mentoring and leadership as satisfactory or better.
  • Objective 2: At least 75% of graduates will occupy mentoring and/or leadership roles in nutrition and dietetics within 3 years of program completion.

Program outcomes data are available upon request by contacting the program director.

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