Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission:
To promote diversity among the dietetics profession with an affordable, accessible internship that successfully prepares entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists to be leaders in the nutrition and wellness community.

Goals and Objectives:
To prepare successful, competent entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

  • At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 13.5 months (150% of program length).
  • Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • 80% 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%.
  • 80% of graduates who respond to a survey, will rate themselves as “prepared” or above for the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
  • 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates, will rate Harper graduates as “prepared” or above for entry-level practice.

To prepare culturally competent leaders in the nutrition profession.

  • 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates, will rate Harper graduates as “culturally competent.”

* Program outcomes data is available upon request

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