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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.

Program Goals

  1. The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry level dietitians.
  2. 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.
  3. The program will prepare graduates who are committed to professional involvement, leadership and service.

Program Outcome Measures*

  1. For those students applying to dietetic internships and averaged over a 12 month period, at least 75 percent will be accepted into programs.
  2. 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.
  3. Alumni achieve, over a five-year period, a pass rate of at least 80 percent on the RD exam.
  4. Students will score at least 80 percent on the senior exit exam.
  5. Within every five-year period, graduate an average of 70 percent of enrolled juniors who have declared dietetics as their major.
  6. “Quality of Career Guidance, Advising,  and Communication with Faculty will receive a rating of  (Satisfactory) or above on alumni survey (Section IV: Program Satisfaction).
  7. Program enrollment will increase by at least 10 percent every five-year period.
  8. Students in DIET 120 Orientation to the Dietetics Profession will begin a personal portfolio.
  9. Averaged over a three-year period, at least 50 percent of enrolled dietetics students report membership in Bayou District Dietetic Association.
  10. Averaged over a three-year period, at least 50 percent of enrolled dietetics students report membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  11. 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.

*Program outcome data is available to ACEND and the public upon request. 

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