Graduates of our ISPP program will be prepared to enter the growing field of nutrition and dietetics and be eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
- Enrollment of initially 12 students annually with a concentration in health promotion and disease prevention
- Supervised practice rotations typically in the metropolitan New Jersey area
- 30 graduate coursework credits and minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice.
- Evidence of prior learning may be substituted for up 500 hours of supervised practice, subject to the approval by the Program Director.
- Evidence of prior graduate-level learning may be substituted for up to 12 semester credit hours for students entering with a baccalaureate (e.g., B.S.) degree as the highest degree earned and up to 24 credits for students entering with a Masters degree or higher.
- Completion of this program can lead to a masters degree in Nutritional Sciences.
- Students completing program requirements are eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration's credentialing examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Our mission is to provide a broad educational background incorporating the knowledge, and research and practice skills, needed to prepare students for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who apply research skills and evidence-based practice to serve the public and promote health and prevent disease.×
Program Goals and Objectives
Through completion of the ISPP, graduates will be prepared for advanced graduate study and to work in the field of dietetics.
- At least 80% of ISPP program students will complete the program within 36 months (150% of the program length).
- At least 75% of ISPP program graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
- Of ISPP program graduates who seek employment, 75% will be employed in the field of dietetics or related field within 12 months of program completion.
- 70% of ISPP program graduates who respond to a survey, will rate their knowledge and skills obtained for entry-level practices as "adequate" (3.0) or better (range 1 to 5).
To prepare ISPP program graduates to become competent entry-level RDNs servicing the needs of the public in promoting health and preventing disease.
- 75% of employers who respond to a survey, will answer "average" (3.0) or better (range 1 to 5) when rating ISPP program graduates entry-level competence in their first year of employment.
- The program's one-year pass rate on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
- 50% of all ISPP graduates who respond to a survey 12 months post-graduation, will report they have participated in one or more health promotion or professional service activity in the last year.
Program outcome data is available on request by contacting the ISPP Coordinator by e-mail at: ISPPCoordinator@sebs.rutgers.edu; please state OUTCOMES DATA in the subject line.×
Program Concentration: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Educate individuals on evidence-based food choices that will optimize health and prevent disease.
- Apply evidence-based nutrition principles to promote health and prevent and treat nutrition-related diseases.
- Apply research principles and methods to examine current problems in nutrition and disease.
- Provide nutrition care and services in a variety of practice settings.