Program Mission Statement

The Undergraduate 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.

Educational Philosophy

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.

Goals

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 Undergraduate Coordinated Program track students complete program/degree requirements within 3 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.