The Coordinated Graduate Program is no longer accepting applications, however, interested students can apply for the new Master of Dietetics and Nutrition Program
The Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics, in conjunction with available expertise from the university and surrounding community, prepares high caliber, creative, and resourceful dietitians for current and future practice through didactic and supervised practice courses consistent with the Standards for Dietitian Education Program of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The area of concentration is Medical Nutrition Therapy - Across the Continuum of Health.
The Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics is an educational program within a land-grant university offering a liberal education in the field of dietetics supported by diverse faculty and practitioners. Together we are committed to providing a broad based education steeped in the science, arts and humanities; furnishing collaborative and interdisciplinary experiences in a variety of practice settings; and embracing new technology and standards in modeling professional practice.
Program outcomes are available upon request.
Program Goals and Objectives
Program Goal 1: The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians.
Program Objectives for Goal 1:
- Over a three year period, At least 80% of program students who enter the first year of the coordinated graduate program will complete the program within 4.5 years (150% of the program length).
- Over a three year period, culminating preceptors indicate a rating of competent for 95% of students.
- 80% percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
- 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%.
- Over a three year period, at least 80% of graduates will evaluate the program with a score of “very good” to “excellent” as having a structure that adequately prepared them academically and professionally for a position in medical nutrition therapy.
Program Goal 2: The program will prepare graduates to demonstrate a commitment to the dietetics profession.
Program Objectives for Goal 2:
- Over a three year period, the pass rate for CP graduates taking the registration exam for the first-time will be at least 80%
- Over a three year period, at least 80% of employers will rate program alumni on the graduate surveys as “prepared” for entry-level dietetics/medical nutrition therapy.
- Of graduates who seek employment, 80% percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.