Mission & Goals

Our Mission, Goals & Objectives

Mission

Develop culturally sensitive and proficient leaders in nutrition and dietetics who identify needs and opportunities to successfully promote and manage health, wellness, and sustainability within diverse communities.

Goal 1: The program will develop proficient entry-level Dietitians who successfully pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians and who will be employed in the profession of nutrition and dietetics.

Goal 1 reflects the development (or preparation) of proficient leaders in the field of nutrition and dietetics. The Program achieves this goal with tools and activities that develop Intern professional skills. The Program concentration requires Interns to lead and manage an identified nutrition project focused on one or more needs in the community. The Intern can then use these acquired tools and skills in their future, professional careers in nutrition and dietetics.

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Objective 1: Over a 5-year period, 80% or more of program graduates will pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians on the first attempt.

Objective 2: Over a 7-year period, 90% of interns will complete the program in 12 months (at 150% of the 8-month program year.)

Objective 3: Over a 7-year period, 70% of program graduates who seek employment in the profession of nutrition and dietetics will be employed within 12 months of program completion.

Objective 4: Over a 7-year period, 80% of program graduates who responded to the Alumni Survey will rate themselves as ‘adequately prepared’ for their first dietetic-related position.

Objective 5: Over a 7-year period, Employers will rank 70% of program graduates as “proficient” as entry-level professionals during their first year of employment in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Goal 2: The program will promote social diversity and equity in the dietetic profession.

This Goal allows the Program to fully comprehend and be responsive to diverse cultures. It succinctly reflects the Program’s vision to provide equitable treatment of all stakeholders and communities at large.

Objective 6: Over a 7-year period, 30% of the interns in the program will be from underrepresented groups in nutrition and dietetics.

Program outcomes data is available upon request.