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Goals and Outcomes

Mission: The Dietetics Program is committed to improving the health and nutrition of the public by educating students to become competent and competitive entry-level dietitians in a variety of settings, including hospitals, extended care facilities, school systems, public health settings, and through research.

Goals Outcome Measures*
Provide each graduate with a rigorous education that prepares the graduate as a competent entry-level RDN

Annually:

  • 100% of students earn a grade of C (above 73) or higher for all didactic and supervised practice courses required by the CP.

  • 100% of students achieves a Competent (demonstrates sound knowledge and effective use of entry level skills; seeks assistance after investigating potential solutions) rating at the conclusion of each of the major rotations (clinical dietetics (staff relief), food service management, research, and community/counseling).
  • 100% of graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 80% of graduate evaluations of courses and supervised practice at graduation, 1-1 ½ years after graduation, and 4, 5, & 6 years after will be satisfactory or higher.
  • 80% of graduates’ preparation to practice assessed by employers will be satisfactory or higher.

Over a five-year period:

  • 90% or more of program graduates will pass the registration exam within one year following the first attempt
  • 90% of enrolled students will complete the program requirements in three years (150%).
  • 80% of the graduates seeking employment will be employed within a six month period.
  • 20% of undergraduate program graduates will begin graduate education within five years illustrating leadership potential.
Recruit, retain, and graduate the most qualified students, supportive of learning needs and diversity

Over a five-year period:

  • Program will have 100% enrollment (20) prior to program commencement.
  • 90% of students accepted into the program will have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • 90% of enrolled students will complete the program requirements in three years (150%).
  • 80% of the graduates seeking employment will be employed within a six month period.
  • 20% of admitted students will be from under-represented ethnic/racial minority groups, under-represented gender and returning students.


* Program outcomes data is available upon request

about AHS
Graduates go on to health professions and pursue advanced degrees such as physical therapy, physician's assistant, public health and others.

Dietetics Home Coordinated Program Post Baccalaureate Internship Contact

Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375