Dr. Ian Carroll speaking to a new cohort of MPH/RD students

Dr. Ian Carroll speaking to a new cohort of MPH/RD students

Our Mission

The mission of the MPH/RD Program in Public Health Nutrition is to prepare registered dietitians to be leaders in nutrition and dietetics through effective classroom education and practical community and clinical experiences both locally and globally.

Our Goals

Goal #1:

To provide an educational environment that enhances students’ critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills, producing graduates that will lead the field of nutrition (public health, clinical, policy advocacy and nutrition research).

Objectives:

Program Satisfaction: At least 90% of students will rate the program as “meets expectations” or higher when asked about this program goal on the exit survey.

Program Completion: At least 80% of program graduates will complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).”

Registration Exam: At least 80% of program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

Registration Exam: 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%.

Graduate Employment: Of graduates who seek employment, at least 70% percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

Employer Satisfaction: At least 80% of employers will rate the program as “meets expectations” or higher when asked about this program goal on the employer survey.

Goal #2:

To prepare competent entry-level practitioners who can assess and support the nutritional needs of individuals and communities.

Objectives:

95% of students will receive a final grade of “P” or higher in the: Clinical Nutrition Experience.

95% of students will receive a final grade of “P” or higher in the Public Health Nutrition Management Experience

95% of students will receive a final grade of “P” or higher in the Advanced Nutrition Experience.

When answering the question on the graduate survey about their ability to assess and support the nutritional needs of individuals and communities, 90% of graduates will “agree” or “strongly agree.”

When answering the question on the employer survey about their ability to assess and support the nutritional needs of individuals and communities, 90% of graduates will “agree” or “strongly agree.”

The outcome data measuring program achievement of these goals is available upon request. Please contact the program director if you would like this information.