Food and Nutrition Program Goals and Outcomes
  1. The program will prepare graduates to become nutrition professionals.

    Outcomes:

    1. Nutrition and Dietetics concentration:

      i. 85% of Nutrition and Dietetics concentration students will graduate within 6 years

      ii. 20% of Nutrition and Dietetics concentration graduates (DPD) and students who already have a Bachelor Degree and receive an ACEND Verification Form, will apply to either a Dietetic Internship (DI) program or pathways offering supervised practice within 12 months of graduation. Of those applying, 30% will be accepted into DIs or pathways offering supervised practice.

      Coordinated Program in Dietetics concentration:

      i. 85% of students who complete the Coordinated Program in Dietetics will do so within 3 years.

      ii. 75% of Coordinated Program in Dietetics concentration graduates (CP) will be employed in a dietetics or related field within 12 months of graduation.

      Nutrition and Wellness concentration:

      i. 85% of students enrolled in the Nutrition and Wellness concentration will graduate within 6 years

    2. Students will respond 3 or higher on a five-point scale on each course evaluation when asked if the course meets the specific Core Knowledge and Competencies of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics identified for that course.

    3. Graduates will respond 3 or higher on a five-point scale when asked to assess their academic background in subject areas, some of which comprise the Core Knowledge and Competencies, when surveyed 1-2 years after program completion.

    4. Employers will respond 3 or higher on a five-point scale on the Employer or Dietetic Internship Director Questionnaire when asked to rate graduates' preparation for an entry-level dietetic position.

  2. The program will prepare graduates to become dedicated learners throughout life and career.

    Outcomes:

    1. 80% (of respondents) of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration students who completed a dietetic internship will have completed the continuing professional educational requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration and remained Registered Dietitians when surveyed five years after program completion.

    2. 50% (of respondents) of the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration students who do not complete a dietetic internship and 50% (of respondents) of the Nutrition and Wellness concentration students will be employed in the food and nutrition field and will identify at least one method of continuing professional education when surveyed five years after program completion.

  3. The program will foster a variety of careers in food and nutrition.

    Outcomes:

    1. Graduate responses related to job titles on the Food and Nutrition concentrations’ graduate surveys will indicate that graduates are employed in at least three areas of nutrition and dietetics when surveyed 1 – 2 years after program completion.

  4. The program will enable students to develop technology proficiency.

    Outcomes:

    1. Students will respond 3 or higher on a five-point scale on course evaluations when asked if specific courses meet the Core Knowledge 2.1 The curriculum must include opportunities to develop a variety of communication skills sufficient for entry into pre-professional practice.

    2. Employers will respond 3 or higher on a five-point scale on the Employer Questionnaire when asked to rate graduates’ computer skills.

  5. (Food and Nutrition Program Goal for the Nutrition and Dietetics and Coordinated Program in Dietetics Concentrations Only)

    The program will prepare Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Nutrition and Dietetics concentration students who have completed a dietetic internship to pass the Registration Examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Outcomes:

    1. The program graduates over a 5-year period will achieve at least an 85% pass rate on the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Food and Nutrition Program Learning Outcomes:

Program learning outcomes data are available on request from the Department Chairperson and/or the Didactic Program Director or the Coordinated Program in Dietetics Director.

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