Mission, Goals, and Outcomes for Nutrition Management Option

Mission

The Mission of the Nutrition Management Option is to:

  • Provide a broad educational background to develop competent and productive students that can apply their knowledge and decision-making skills for careers in nutrition management, while using resources in a sustainable manner.
  • Prepare students to serve culturally diverse clientele and work with culturally diverse employees by engaging students in pre-professional foodservice related experiences.

Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1: Provide pre-professional, practical training opportunities that benefit the students while serving the diverse Northern California community.

  • Objective 1.1: At least 90% of students will complete a nutrition-related practicum or externship experience that serves the Northern California community prior to program completion.
  • Objective 1.2: At least 70% of students will report on their exit survey that they participated in a pre-professional organization (e.g. student nutrition clubs, Center for Healthy Communities, FitU, California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and other relevant professional organizations).

Goal 2: Graduate diverse, competent, entry-level practitioners who obtain employment in nutrition management or related fields.

  • Objective 2.1: Over a five-year period, at least 60% of graduates will obtain employment in nutrition management or related fields within 12-24 months of their graduation date.
  • Objective 2.2: At least 30% of the BS students will identify with a race/ethnicity or gender that is often underrepresented in the field of nutrition and nutrition management.