Mission

The mission is to prepare graduates ready for evidence-based practice as registered dietitian nutritionists in community, clinical and management settings, for leadership in that practice, and for translational research to inform that practice.

Goals

  • Graduates are prepared to practice evidence-based dietetics competently at the entry level through the integration of knowledge and theory in nutritional sciences.
  • Graduates are prepared to engage in professional leadership and research in their practice.

Objectives

  • 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%.
  • At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 15 months (150% of the program length).
  • Of graduates who seek employment, ≥ 85% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • On average, 90% of competencies as rated by intern’s achievement of competence will be ≥ 3.0.
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 90% will rate their preparedness for entry-level practice.
  • 90% of first employers of graduates who seek employment will rate preparedness of graduate for entry-level practice.
  • 100% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • 85% of alumni in their first 5 years will rate ≥ 2 out of 3 rating for leadership preparedness. 
  • ≥10% of alumni in their first 5 years will report relevant leadership activities in profession or job.
  • ≥ 85% of alumni in their first 5 years will rate feeling prepared to apply and conduct research (≥ 2 out of 3)
  • ≥10% of alumni in their first 5 years will report relevant research activities in profession or job

Outcomes Assessed

Internship outcome data are available upon request. Contact us at dietetics@cornell.edu.