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Washington State University Graduate School

Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, M.S.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. The program will prepare graduates to be credentialed entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists.
    1. At least 80% of students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years(150% of the program length).
    2. All preceptors who respond to the annual program evaluation survey regarding the supervised practice rotations will rate the preparation of each dietetic student’s knowledge and skills at a level of satisfactory “3” or above(scale is based on 5).
    3. At the conclusion of the supervised practice rotation, 80% of the MS CPD students will rate their preceptors and supervised practice experiences at a level of satisfactory “3” or above.
    4. 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%.
    5. 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
    6. At least 80% of the NEP CP graduates who respond to the survey administered one-year post graduation will rate their graduate preparation at a level of satisfactory “3” or above for job marketability.
    7. Of graduates who seek employment, 70% or more are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
    8. At least 80% of the employers who respond to the survey given to them by the CP graduate at one-year post graduation will rate the preparation of the graduate at a level of satisfactory “3” or above.
  2. The program will prepare MS CPD graduates to test for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) credentials, such as the Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP®).
    1. At least 80% of all surveyed graduates from the MS CPD will rate having the interdisciplinary training in exercise and nutrition as advantageous “3” or above when working with patients/clients.
    2. Graduates who choose to test for ACSM credentialing will achieve a first-time pass rate of at least 70%.

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