Program Mission

The program’s mission reflects the 2018 standards and to meet the demands of the dynamic field of nutrition and dietetics. The program’s mission statement is “to preparing entry level dietitians by providing applied professional experiences to augment the interns’ theoretical knowledge”. The mission fully embraces the mission, vision, and values of the University.

The current program goals, objectives and outcomes for 2016 – 2021 are:

Goal 1: to develop competent, confident, ethnic and culturally sensitive entry level dietitian/nutrition practitioners.

Program Objectives:

  • Program graduates will achieve a first-time pass rate of at least 80% over a 5-year period.
  • 80% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • Over a 5 year period, 80% of the graduates will pass the RDN/RD exam within one year (12 months) of their first attempt.
  • At least 80% of the interns will complete supervised practice hours within 150% of a 9 month program.
  • At least 80% of program graduates who sought employment will be employed in a dietetics/nutrition related field within 12 months of graduation.
  • Employers of program graduates will rate 80% of graduates as “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” with their preparation for entry level positions in the field of dietetics/nutrition
  • 80% of program graduates will rate their preparation as being “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” for entry level positions in the field of dietetics/nutrition
  • 80% of program graduates will rate their preparation as being “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” for entry level clinical positions
  • 80% of program graduates will rate their preparation to serve ethnic and culturally diverse clients as “very satisfied” to “extremely satisfied””
  • Over a five year period, at least 50% of graduate will be hired in clinical nutrition positions.

Goal 2: to prepare graduates to pursue lifelong learning, research, and community service to the profession of nutrition and dietetics.

Program Objectives:

  • At least 20% of the program graduates will serve in leadership positions in the field of dietetics/nutrition (job, local and/or national level) within two (2) years of completing the internship
  • At least 20% of the program graduates will serve as dietetic interns preceptors within two (2) years of completing the internship
  • Over a five (5) years period, 50% of the program graduates will publish at least one peer reviewed manuscript or actively engaged in health improvement community based projects. 

Program Outcomes

The program has an outstanding record. For the past five years:

  • 100% of the graduate student interns completed the program within 150% of the time allotted for completion of supervised practice hours.
  • 100% of the graduate student internswere employed in the field of nutrition and dietetics with one year of completing the program.  
  • 97% of the graduate student interns have passed the RDN registration exam within one year of their first attempt.
  • 85% of the graduate student interns were successful on their first attempt taking the registration exam.

Program Information

Nicole MooreNicole Moore, MS, RDN-AP, LD
Director & Assistant Professor
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences

987 St. Sebastian Way EB-1027, Augusta, GA 30912
706-721-2320      706-721-0495
nimoore@augusta.edu