Program Mission

The Seton Hill University Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is dedicated to the development of students who will be assets to the Dietetics profession.  The mission of the Seton Hill University Coordinated Program is to provide the environment in which students successfully integrate the liberal arts, professional didactic courses, and supervised practice experience in order to become competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists. The Seton Hill University Coordinated Program also views service to the local area as another part of its mission.

Program Goals & Objectives

Program Goal 1 - The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists. 

Objective 1.1 Over a five-year period, the pass rate for coordinated program graduates taking the registration examination for the first time will be at least 80%.

Objective 1.2 Over a five-year period, the one year pass rate for coordinated program graduates taking the registration examination will be at least 80%.

Objective 1.3 Over the next assessment period, at least 80% of students beginning the coordinated phase of the dietetics program (equivalent of junior year) will successfully complete the program/degree requirements within three years which is 150% of the time planned for completion.  

Objective 1.4 Over the next assessment period, 80% or more program graduates will be employed in dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.  

Objective 1.5 Over the next assessment period, the mean rating of core and concentration competencies as assessed by graduate survey respondents will meet or exceed the rating of “3” (on a 1-5 scale) on graduate survey.

Objective 1.6 Over the next assessment period, the mean rating of overall educational preparation as assessed by graduate survey respondents will meet or exceed the rating of “3” (on a 1-5 scale) on graduate survey.

Objective 1.7 Over the next assessment period, the mean rating of educational preparation that responding employers give program graduates will meet or exceed the rating of “3” (on a 1-5 scale) on employer survey.

Program Goal 2 - The program will prepare graduates to demonstrate a commitment to community and professional service.

Objective 2.1 At least 30% of graduates responding to an alumni survey completed every five years will report participation in community and/or professional service.

This information can also be found in the Coordinated Program Handbook of Policies and Procedures

Program outcome data are available from the program director upon request.