Mission of the M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics: We are dedicated to preparing graduate-trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who will have the advanced knowledge and skills to promote our profession of the science of Nutrition and art of Dietetics in all practice areas, with the ultimate goal of making nutrition science and dietetics accessible to all.
Our FG program mission is very much in line with both the mission and vision of King’s College, which include the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship, as well as its dedication to “... transforming minds and hearts with zeal in communities of hope... King’s forms graduates who will ... mobilize their talents and professional skills to serve the common good...” At King’s, our undergraduate and graduate programs promote academic excellence, advance innovative scholarship and foster leadership through service to others.
Our Program Goals support the FG program’s and our College mission directly by emphasizing that our Graduates will have the advanced evidence-based knowledge and skills to promote the profession in their chosen area(s) of practice. This includes emerging areas of practice, which supports and echoes our College’s mission of “pursuing excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship,” and doing so in a spirit of service, social responsibility and leadership.
- Program Goal 1: Program Graduates will be prepared practitioners in a variety of RDN positions in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
- Program Goal 2: Program Graduates will be connected to the community as socially-responsible RDN practitioners.
Our Program Objectives to evaluate our Objectives include:
- At least 80% of program graduates complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).
- 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
- Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
- 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%.
- At least 80% of graduates will report the were adequately prepared to be an effective RDN practitioner in their first post-graduate professional position.
- At least 80% of employers who respond to an “Employer Survey” will select “strongly agree” or “agree,” indicating graduates were adequately prepared to be an effective entry-level RDN practitioner in their first post-graduate professional position. Employers will indicate that graduates hired were very well or well-prepared to advance the practice of Dietetics.
- At least 80% of program graduates who respond to the alumni survey will indicate that they are engaged in actions that enhance the quality of life, reduce health disparities, and/or protect human rights in and around their community.
- At least 80% of employers surveyed will indicate that graduates hired were very well or well-engaged in actions that enhance the quality of life, reduce health disparities and/or protect human rights in and around their communities.