Mission, Goals, and Objectives of the Program
The mission of the Coordinated Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is to educate and challenge diverse students to become entry-level dietitian-nutritionists to serve as responsible practitioners, leaders, innovator and lifelong learners and to make positive impacts on the nutrition outcomes of the public.
Program Goals and Objectives:
Goal 1: Graduates will successfully enter the field of nutrition to help meet the demand for RDs nationally and locally.
Objectives for Goal 1:
- At least 80% of Program graduates will complete the Program requirements within 150% of the Program length (3 years)
- At least 70% of Program graduates will be employed in the field of nutrition/dietetics within 12 months of graduation
- At least 70% of Program graduates will take the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) credentialing exam for dietitian-nutritionists within 12 months of Program completion
- At least 80% of graduates over a five-year period will pass the CDR exam within one year following the first attempt
Program Specific Objective
- At least 10% of our graduates will represent groups traditionally under-represented in dietetics, including: men, people of color and speakers of English as a second language.
Goal 2: Graduates will be well-prepared for the practice of nutrition and dietetics in a variety of settings, including Culinary Nutrition or Food Policy/Food Justice.
Objectives for Goal 2:
- At least 70% of graduates who respond to a survey will report feeling prepared, well-prepared or extremely well-prepared for their area of practice when surveyed 12 months after graduation (measured on a 5-point scale: 1=poorly prepared; 2=somewhat prepared; 3=adequately prepared; 4=well-prepared; 5=extremely well prepared).
- At least 70% of employers who respond to a survey will rate Program graduates as “competent,” “very competent,” or “extremely competent.” (as measured on a 5-point scale with: 1=not competent; 2=fairly competent; 3=competent; 4=very competent; 5=extremely competent).
- At least 25% of graduates will find employment in their area of concentration in our Program (either Culinary Nutrition or Food Policy/Food Justice).