Harper College

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:
Goal #1: To prepare successful, competent entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

Program Completion:

  • Track A: At least 80% of interns complete requirements within 13.5 months (150% of length).
  • Track B: At least 80% of interns complete requirements within 18 months (150% of length).
  • Track C: At least 80% of interns complete requirements within 36 months (150% of length).

Graduate Employment:

  • Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

Graduate Performance on the Registration Exam:

  • At least 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.

Employer Satisfaction:

  • 80% of employers who respond to a survey on program graduates, will rate Harper graduates as “prepared” or above for entry-level practice.

Goal #2: To prepare leaders in the nutrition profession to live and work in a diverse world.

  • 80% of graduates who respond to a survey will rate themselves as “prepared” or above to live and work in a diverse world.

* Program outcomes data is available upon request

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Last Updated: 12/14/23