The mission of the undergraduate/didactic program in dietetics is to prepare dietetics students to function as self-directed, accountable, entry-level practitioners of professional dietetics in a dietetic internship or to pursue graduate study. The program seeks to develop graduates who are committed to professional involvement, leadership and service.
- The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry level dietitians.
- Through individual attention, motivation and encouragement, program faculty and staff will retain and/or increase the number of students who complete the didactic program in dietetics.
- The program will prepare graduates who are committed to professional involvement, leadership and service.
Program Outcome Measures
- For those students applying to dietetic internships and averaged over a 12 month period, at least 75 percent will be accepted into programs.
- Within a year of graduation at least 90 percent of DPD graduates will report acceptance to dietetic internships, graduate programs or will be employed in a dietetics-related profession.
- Alumni achieve, over a five-year period, a pass rate of at least 80 percent on the RD exam.
- Students will score at least 80 percent on the senior exit exam.
- Within every five-year period, graduate an average of 70 percent of enrolled juniors who have declared dietetics or culinary nutrition as their major.
- “Quality of Career Guidance, Advising, and Communication with Faculty will receive a rating of (Satisfactory) or above on alumni survey (Section IV: Program Satisfaction).
- Program enrollment will increase by at least 10 percent every five-year period.
- Students in DIET 120 Orientation to the Dietetics Profession will begin a personal portfolio.
- Averaged over a three-year period, at least 50 percent of enrolled dietetics students report membership in Bayou District Dietetic Association.
- Averaged over a three-year period, at least 50 percent of enrolled dietetics students report membership in the American Dietetic Association.
- Averaged over a three-year period, at least 50 percent of respondents to the alumni survey will report membership and involvement in a professional dietetics association.