Program Goals

Goal 1:

At the successful completion of the combined master's degree + dietetic internship, the graduate will qualify to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration national examination for dietitians.


  • Objective 1.a - At least 80% of interns complete program requirements within 3 years (150% of planned program length)
  • Objective 1.c.1 - At least 80 percent of the program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
  • Objective 1.c.2 - 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%

Goal 2: Graduates of the NMSU DI program will be qualified and prepared to serve the community and profession by seeking employment in entry-level career opportunities in the profession of nutrition and dietetics. 


  • Objective 1.b - Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation
  • Objective 1.d - At least 80% of employers will score ≥4 on a 5-point scale that the entry-level RD/RDN was well prepared for their position
  • Objective 1.e – All graduates, after graduation, will indicate that they have participated in at least one professional event or health related activity to promote the health of individuals, families and communities


  • Additional NMSU DI program outcome data is available upon request.