Mission, Goals, Objectives and Outcomes
Program Mission Statement
The Graduate Coordinated Program seeks to prepare competent, entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for practice in Illinois and nation. The learning environment is structured to promote the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ dedication to values-centered, intellectual development. Our program strives to recruit and serve a diversified community as well as promote an appreciation for service to the community and our profession.
Our program’s educational philosophy is to support a learning environment that is structured to promote the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ dedication to the values-centered intellectual development. Therefore, our program strives to recruit and serve a diversified community as well as promote an appreciation for service to the community and our profession.
In addition to the following goals, students in the Graduate Coordinated Program will also follow the MBA Program Learning Goals and Outcomes.
Goal 1: The program will prepare diverse graduates to become competent entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who will meet the employment needs of Illinois and the nation.
- Objective 1.1. At least 80% percent of Graduate Coordinated Program track students complete program/degree requirements within three years (150% of the program length).
- Objective 1.2 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
- Objective 1.3 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%.
- Objective 1.4 At least 80% of all program graduates will agree or strongly agree that the program provided varied and valuable preparation for the Registration Examination for Dietitians as reported on the program Exit Interview Survey.
- Objective 1.5 Of program graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- Objective 1.6 At least 80% of employers who respond will agree or strongly agree that program graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills for entry-level practice as reported on the biennial Employer Survey.
- Objective 1.7 Maintain a program enrollment that consists of at least 25% under-represented minority students.
Goal 2: The program will prepare graduates who demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and leadership in their communities and the profession.
- Objective 2.1 At least 80% of employers who respond will agree or strongly agree that Dominican University graduates are prepared to meet the needs of a diverse or underserved population as reported on the biennial Employer Survey.
- Objective 2.2 Within two years of program completion, at least 50% of graduates will report participation in professional or volunteer activities addressing diverse and/or underserved communities as reported on the annual Alumni Follow-Up Survey.
- Objective 2.3 Within two years of program completion, at least 50% of graduates will report participation in professional development activities related to their career aspirations and paths as reported on the annual Alumni Follow-Up Survey.
Program outcomes for each of these goals and objectives are found at Consumer Information or by request from the Program Director.