MISSION OF THE DIETETICS PROGRAM
The Coordinated Master’s Program (CMP) develops entry-level registered dietitian or entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist professionals who are prepared to practice clinical and community nutrition and advance the science and practice of dietetics in the fields of 1) Nutrition Education and Research and 2) Sports Nutrition.
The CMP goals are focused on program outcomes:
- The program will prepare graduates to be competent professionals with advanced degrees who contribute to the nutrition and dietetics fields in a variety of environments, including 1) Nutrition Education and Research and 2) Sports Nutrition.
- The program will prepare graduates of all tracks and concentrations to progress to leadership roles in nutrition and dietetics.
The CMP takes two years to complete. Graduates of this program, which is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, have a high pass rate on the national exam for registered dietitians.
For specific program objectives for the CMP program, see the 2020-2021 CMP Handbook (PDF).
PROFESSIONAL EXAM PASS RATES & EMPLOYMENT
In 2018, we had 100% of our graduates pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration RDN credentialing exam on their first attempt. Over the past four years, our students have a 91 percent first time pass rate and a 96 percent pass rate in the first year post-graduation. Since 2015, 98 percent of program students completed degree requirements and 98 percent of our students were employed in nutrition and dietetics shortly after graduation.
Program outcomes data are available upon request.