Mission & Goals


The mission of the program is to develop high-potential students into exceptional bachelors’-prepared nutrition professionals, who are ready for immediate employment, graduate study and supervised practice programs, and who positively impact the health of their clients, profession, and communities.

Program Goals

Goal #1 – Program graduates will succeed in graduate study, supervised practice programs, and/or in entry-level employment in the field of food and nutrition to meet the needs of the state and nation.

Goal #2 – Program graduates will demonstrate commitment to serving their profession and communities.

These goals, written by faculty, are broad and long-term, action-oriented, and measurable through follow-up surveys and credentialing exam results. They reflect the mission statement as they relate to preparing graduates to impact society through their attainment of the RDN credential and gainful employment in their communities.

Program Objectives
  • At least 80% of graduates complete the program/degree requirements in 3 years (150% of program length).
  • At least 60% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.  
  • Of program graduates who apply to a supervised practice program, at least 80 percent are admitted within 12 months of graduation.
  • The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of the first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • Within 12 months of graduation, 90% of program graduates will be rated as having satisfactory performance (average of 3 out of 4) on an evaluation by their employer, supervised practice, or graduate program director.
  • In the 5-year alumni survey, 50% of the respondents will indicate that they have served the profession of dietetics in a leadership position including tasks such as committee work (involving food and nutrition) and/or serving as a preceptor.
  • On the alumni survey, 60% of respondents will indicate on the alumni survey that they have participated in at least one community service activity during the past year.

Program Outcomes data are available upon request from the program director. Email Dr. Libby MacQuillan at [email protected]. Additional contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

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