Program Goals and Outcomes

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

Outcome 1: At least 80% of program students complete program/degree 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 preparation of UTM senior dietetic students 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 Supervised Practice Program Directors, at least 75% of respondents will indicate satisfaction with graduates preparation for supervised practice and indicate agreement with respect to UTM graduates’ 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 graduates’ 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: 75% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of program graduation.

 

Outcome 7: 75% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

 

Outcome 8: Of the graduates who are accepted for supervised practice 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 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 graduates to pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians Nutritionists and to be future preceptors and active members in their professional organization.

Outcome 1: The program’s one year pass rate (graduates who pass the exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

 

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 supervised practice program and in preparation for taking the registration exam.

 

Outcome 3: At least 75% of seniors 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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