Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Program Mission and Goals

All goals and objectives are monitored for effectiveness.



The Nutritional Sciences Program at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City provides students with quality academic and practical experiences to foster learning and prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietetic technicians, registered.


Program Goal 1:

The Dietetic Technician Education Program (DTEP) will provide a learning environment that is conducive to helping the students complete the DTEP and successfully pass the registration examination to become dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs).


Program Objectives for Goal 1:

  • Over a five-year period, the pass rate for DTEP graduates taking the registration examination for the first time will be at least 70%.
  • Over a five-year period, an average of 80% of enrolled students will complete the program requirements and graduate with an AAS in Nutritional Sciences within three years, or 150% of the normal curriculum length, of enrolling in the DTEP.

Program Goal 2:

The Dietetic Technician Education Program (DTEP) will prepare students to be competently employed as dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) in the field of nutrition, dietetics, foodservice, or a related field, and/or to continue education at a higher level.


Program Objectives for Goal 2:

  • Within 12 months of graduating, 70% of employment-seeking graduates responding to the graduate survey will be employed, or actively seeking employment, in the field of nutrition, dietetics, or foodservice.
  • Within 12 months of graduating, 25% of DTEP graduates will be enrolled in a higher education program.
  • 80% of employers of OSU-Oklahoma City DTEP graduates will rate their DTRs as “competent” or above on the employer satisfaction survey.

Program outcomes data are available upon request