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
- 70% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
- 70% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
- The program’s one-year pass rate on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
- DI Directors will rate 90% of NSU-DPD graduates as good, very good, or excellent for Overall Preparedness for Supervised Practice.
- At least 80% of program students complete the program/degree requirements within 6 years. (150% of time)
- “Quality of Career Guidance, Advising, and Communication with Faculty” will receive a rating of “3” Satisfactory or above on graduate survey.
- Averaged over a 5 year period, at least 50 percent of graduates report membership in a professional dietetics related association.