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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 program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.  
  • At least 80% of program complete program requirements within 13 months (150% of program length).
  • Of graduates seeking employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 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 dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

Over a five-year period:

  • Program evaluations will reflect at least a “satisfactory” rating on a 4-point scale (needs improvement, satisfactory, above average, excellent) immediate after program completion and at 1 - 1 1/2 years post-program completion.
  • 83% of graduates’ preparation to practice assessed by employers will be satisfactory or higher.
Provide each graduate with the skills necessary to practice in an urban setting.

Annually:

  • 100% of the graduates will respond that they are satisfactorily prepared for practice in an urban setting.
  • Evaluations 1-1 ½ years after program completion will reflect 83% of graduates are utilizing skills learned with the urban issues concentration.
* 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