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Dietetics

Faculty

  • Dr. Randal Buddington
  • Dr. Robin Roach
  • Mary Catherine Schallert
  • Dr. Terra Smith
  • Dr. Marie van der Merwe
Mission

To prepare graduates with knowledge and skills to positively impact the nutritional health of the global community.

Program Goal 1

The program will produce competitive graduates for entry-level dietetics positions across the U.S.

Outcome Measures:

1.1  80% of graduates will receive at least a successful performance evaluation in their clinical nutrition internship course.

1.2  80% of graduating seniors will report ‘satisfaction’ with the DPD program.

1.3 Over a five-year period, 80% of those applying to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program will be accepted.

1.4 Over a five-year period, the pass rate for alumni   taking the registration examination for the first time will be at least 80%.

Program Goal 2

The program will encourage, motivate, and support students to participate in experiences that promote lifelong learning.

Outcome Measures:

2.1 At least 50% of students will participate in nutrition/food/health related volunteer activities.

2.2  At least 50% of students will attend a minimum of one local, state, or national dietetic association meeting.

2.3  At least 30% of students will be employed in nutrition/food/health-related jobs.

2.4  At least 30% of students will hold leadership positions with campus and/or community organizations.

2.5  At least 50% of alumni will report involvement in local, state, or national dietetic associations.

Program Goal 3

The program will prepare students to demonstrate a commitment to their professional goals.

Outcome Measures:

3.1  50% of students will graduate with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

3.2 Over a five-year period, 60% of DPD graduates will apply to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program.

3.3 80 % of DPD students enrolled in NUTR 3002 will complete program/degree requirements within 3 years after completing the course.

3.4  Over a five-year period, 80% of those who do not apply for a supervised practice program or were not accepted into a program will report "satisfaction" with the DPD program.

3.5  Over a five-year period, 80% of DPD graduates completing a Dietetic Internship will receive satisfactory ratings of "readiness for success" by their Dietetic Internship Directors.

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