Consistent with the missions of the University and college, the mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is 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 dietetic positions across the U.S.

Program Specific Objectives

  1. At least 80% of graduates complete program requirements within six years (150% of planned program length).
  2. At least 50% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  3. Of program graduates who apply to a supervised practice program, at least 50% are admitted within 12 months of graduation.
  4. 80% of graduates should receive a “satisfactory” rating on their performance from their supervisor or program director within 12 months of their hire and/or acceptance to graduate program and/or supervised practice.
  5. 70% of graduates who desire to complete a graduate degree will be accepted within 12 months of graduation.
  6. 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%.

Program Goal 2

The program will encourage, motivate and support graduates to participate in experiences that promote lifelong learning and achieve professional goals.

Program Specific Objectives

  1. At least 50% of graduates will attend a minimum of one local, state or national dietetics association meeting prior to program completion.
  2. At least 50% of graduates will report being adequately prepared or highly prepared to meet professional goals as a result of their DPD program.

Specific program outcome data is available upon request.