Program Mission Statement
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a high-quality Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and an experiential learning environment that prepares graduates for professional employment, further education, and supervised dietetic practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
Program Goals and Objectives
The Didactic Program in Dietetics will maximize the
potential for graduates to transition to entry-level practice as registered
- At least 80% of program students complete
program/degree requirements within 6 years (150% of the program length).
- 60% of program graduates apply for admission
to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
- 50% of program graduates are admitted to a
supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
- 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%.
- At least 90% of supervised practice program directors
who return surveys will rate the program graduate’s overall preparation at a
median score of four or higher on a 5-point scale.
- At least 75% of senior students in the DPD who complete the Graduate Exit Survey will rate their DPD experience at a median score of four or higher on a 5-point scale.
Program graduates will pursue professional opportunities in addition to employment.
- At least 50% of program graduates will pursue higher
education, advanced credentials, and/or leadership roles.
Outcome Measure Results
Outcome data are available upon request.