Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) Mission, Goals, Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) is to prepare qualified entry-level licensed dietitians by providing them with the ability to integrate didactic, practical, and interprofessional education in order to improve the health and well-being of individuals and groups while upholding tradition of the liberal arts education.
Goals & Objectives
Goal 1. Prepare qualified graduates for entry-level dietetic careers.
- Objective 1a: At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within six years (150% of the program length)
- Objective 1b: At least 80% of program graduates take the country’s dietitian credentialing exam within 12 months of program completion
- Objective 1c: The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the country’s dietitian credentialing exam is at least 80%.
- Objective 1d: At least 80% of employers indicate that they are satisfied* with the performance and competencies of the program graduates.
Goal 2. Produce competent graduates with interprofessional competencies engaged in the health profession and the improvement of human well-being.
- Objective 2a: Of graduates who seek employment, 75% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation
- Objective-2b: At least 80% of employers indicate that program graduates demonstrate adequate* interprofessional skills
Goal 3. Produce life-long learner graduates who are able to incorporate new evidence-based technology and knowledge into practice
- Objective 3a: At least 80% of the program graduates applying to graduate studies are accepted to at least one.
*By selecting agree/strongly agree on the pertinent questions of the employer’s survey.
Note: Lebanon’s dietitian credentialing exam is the colloquium exam offered by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE).
Upon completion of the CP, program graduates will demonstrate knowledge and competencies in the following domains:
- Domain 1. Scientific and Evidence Base of Practice: Integration of scientific information and translation of research into practice.
- Domain 2. Professional Practice Expectations: Beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for the professional dietitian nutritionist level of practice.
- Domain 3. Clinical and Customer Services: Development and delivery of information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations.
- Domain 4. Practice Management and Use of Resources: Strategic application of principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations.
* Program outcomes data are available on request.