Program Goals and Outcomes
Viterbo's dietetic program monitors quality of its educational experiences through a system of continuous improvement.
The Dietetic Education Program uses the following goals and outcomes to assess program quality.
Goal 1: Program will provide
professional education to a diverse student body in order to prepare competent
a. Over a 5-year period, 80% of Viterbo graduates will pass the RD exam as first
b. Over a five year
period, 90% of students beginning the junior year will successfully complete
the Dietetic Education Program within 3 years.
c. Within 6 months of
graduation, 80% of graduates will be employed at a professional level.
d. Within one year of
graduation,100% of graduates will rate
themselves as “prepared” or above in 80% of the entry level competencies which
are related to their present jobs.
e. Within one year of
graduation, 90% of employers will rate graduates as “acceptable” or
“outstanding” in the areas of critical thinking and communication skills.
f. Within one year of
graduation, at least 75% of employers will rank graduates as 3 or above in
showing leadership potential.
Goal 2: Program will prepare graduates who will
engage in nutrition specific health promotion activities in their first jobs.
a. At one year post graduation, at least
75% of graduates will provide nutrition specific health promotion in their job
or as a volunteer.
b.At one year post graduation, at least 75% of
graduates will show evidence of leadership in health promotion activities.
Goal 3: Program will prepare
entry-level dietitians who are able to work with individuals from diverse
economic, ethnic, or educational backgrounds.
a. At least 75% of graduates will rank themselves as competent in cultural interaction.