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 future 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 critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills in enrolled students to produce program graduates that will be leaders in the field of nutrition and dietetics (public health, clinical, policy or nutrition research).

Objectives:

  1. At least 90 percent of students will rate the program as “meets expectations” or higher when asked about this program goal on the exit survey.
  2. At least 80 percent of employers will rate the program as “meets expectations” or higher when asked about this program goal on the employer survey.
  3. At least 80 percent of program graduates complete program/degree requirements within 3.5 years (or 150 percent of the program length).
  4. Throughout a five-year period, 80 percent of graduates who take the RD exam will pass the test on the first attempt.
  5. Of graduates who seek employment, 70 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  6. 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 nutritionalists is at least 80 percent.

Goal #2:

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

Objectives:

  1. 95% of students will receive a final grade of “P” or higher in Nutrition 710: Clinical Nutrition Experience.
  2. 95% of students will receive a final grade of “P” or higher in Nutrition 720:  Public Health Nutrition Management Experience
  3. 95% of students will receive a final grade of “P” or higher in Nutrition 730: Advanced Nutrition Experience.
  4. 90% of the students taking the MPH Exam will pass it.
  5. 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.”
  6. 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.