Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1: To prepare students for a dietetic internship, graduate programs, and dietetics-related employment.

Outcome 1: Over a five year period, at least 80% of students admitted to the DPD program will complete program requirements within three years (150% of program length).

 

Outcome 2: In surveys from field experience preceptors, at least 75% of respondents will indicate agreement with respect to UTM students’ preparation in each of the following areas: science-based knowledge required of dietetics professionals, community nutrition, food service operations, multicultural awareness, and both oral and written communication skills.

 

Outcome 3: In surveys from Internship Directors, at least 75% of respondents will indicate agreement with respect to UTM students’ preparation in each of the following areas: science-based knowledge required of dietetics professionals, community nutrition, food service operations, multicultural awareness, and both oral and written communication skills.

 

Outcome 4: In surveys from employers of UTM graduates, at least 75% of respondents will indicate agreement with respect to UTM students’ preparation in each of the following areas: science-based knowledge required of dietetics professionals, community nutrition, food service operations, multicultural awareness, and both oral and written communication skills

 

Outcome 5: In surveys from graduating DPD seniors, at least 75% of respondents will indicate feeling adequately prepared for their field experience.

 

Outcome 6: Over a five year period, at least 75% of DPD graduates will apply to supervised practice/internship programs within 12 months of program completion.

 

Outcome 7: Of the graduates who apply for supervised practice/internship programs within 12 months of program completion, at least 75% will be accepted.

 

Outcome 8: Of the graduates who are accepted for supervised practice/internship within 12 months of program completion, at least 75% will indicate feeling adequately prepared for their Dietetic Internship.

 

Outcome 9: Of the graduates who do not apply for supervised practice/internship programs within 12 months of program completion, at least 60% of graduates will obtain employment in a dietetics-related field or enroll in either a graduate or continuing education program.

Goal 2: To prepare students to pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians/Nutritionists and to be future preceptors and active members in their professional organization.

Outcome 1: Over a five year period, 80% of graduates will pass the Registered Examination for Dietitians/Nutritionists within one year of first attempt.

 

Outcome 2: At least 75% of program graduates will indicate that they used the study review guide for the registered dietitian/nutritionist exam provided to them in their senior year as additional preparation for their dietetic internship and in preparation for taking the registration exam.

 

Outcome 3: At least 75% of students admitted to the DPD program will hold student membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Outcome 4: DPD students will participate in at least one professional development activity during their senior year.

 

Outcome 5: At least 75% of senior dietetic students will volunteer to participate as peer mentors to freshman, sophomores, and juniors.

Outcome Data

Program outcomes data is available by request by sending an email to the program director, Dr. Amy Richards, at aricha54@utm.edu.

 

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