Cox College’s MND is a 22-month combined program for individuals who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) coursework requirements. The MND provides the supervised practice experience that is required to be eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians. Upon satisfactory completion of both the MND degree and the dietetic internship, students will be provided with an AND Verification Statement indicating their eligibility to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The MND/DI Program Outcomes are as follows:

Goals and Objectives

Prepare graduates to become competent entry level dietitians.

  • First time pass rate of 80% or greater over a 5 year period on the RD
  • 80% of employers will rate graduate preparation for the profession as adequately or well
  • 90% of students will complete the program with their

Develop skill in the nutrition diagnostic approach to the practice of clinical nutrition.

  • 80% of employers will rate graduate practice experiences in nutrition diagnostics as adequate or very
  • 80% of graduates will rate preparation in nutrition diagnostics as adequate or well prepared.
  • Over a 5 year period, 70% of graduates seeking gainful employment in dietetics will find employment within in 12 months of program

Prepare graduates to effectively utilize current and pertinent scientific literature in practice as a clinical nutrition practitioner.

  • 80% of employers will agree/strongly agree that graduates are able to incorporate scientific research in their clinical practice.
  • 80% of graduates will agree/strongly agree that they feel competent to evaluate and incorporate current and relevant literature in their clinical practice.
  • 25% of graduates will pursue advanced/specialty positions/certifications or further graduate education over a 5 year period.

Support the need for clinical nutrition practitioners in southwest Missouri and the Midwest region.

  • 25% of graduates will seek employment in southwest Missouri or the Midwest
  • 90% of students will complete the program with their
  • First time pass rate of 80% or greater over a 5 year period on the RD
  • Over a 5 year period, 70% of graduates seeking gainful employment in dietetics will find employment within in 12 months of program completion.