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To prepare qualified students to become competent, compassionate entry-level dietetic professionals (BS NDTR, RDN). 


These programs prepare students for professional opportunities in schools, health agencies, corporate health and wellness programs, health/sport clubs, recreational/sport organizations and federations, various media/support areas, and other dietetic/nutrition careers. The programs encompass pre-school, K-12, university, community, youth, adult, senior and multi-cultural populations in the public and private sectors.

Goals & objectives

Goal #1: Prepare distinctive students to be competent entry-dietetic professional (BS-NDTR, RDN). 
  • Objective 1a: Full-time students who begin the DPD in the 3rd year will complete the program within 150% of time (3 yrs).
  • Objective 1b: Part-time students who begin the DPD in 3rd year of study will complete the program in 150% of time(6 yrs).
  • Objective 1c: 90% of fourth year students majoring in dietetics will apply to a dietetic internship or coordinated graduate program that will lead to earning the RD credential.
  • Objective 1d: 85% of students applying to an internship will be successful in obtaining a match appointment within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective 1e: 80% of first time test takers will successfully complete the RD exam
  • Objective 1f: 80% of DI directors will indicate strongly agree/agree on a evaluations that students were well prepared for internship
  • Objective 1g: 85% of alumni will identify they strongly agree/agree on a post internship survey that they were prepared to successful complete internship
  • Objective 1h: 85% of students not accepted to an internship program will develop an individualized plan to meet their career goals (post-graduate, DTR pathway, employment).
  • Objective 1i: 85% of students not accepted to an internship program will pass the NDTR exam 
Goal #2: Engage in service learning to develop collaborative and compassionate dietetic professionals
  • Objective 2a: 85% of surveys from DI Directors will answer “strongly agree” or “agree” to at least 2 out of 3 compassion indicators in UD alum.
  • Objective 2b: 85% of surveys from employers will answer “strongly agree” or “agree” to at least 2 out of 3 compassion indicators in UD alum.
  • Objective 2c: 85% of students will participate in 3 learning projects within the dietetics curriculum

Student commitments

  • Students will be required to obtain and maintain student membership through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during all four years of study in dietetics.
  • After successfully completing the course requirements and earning the degree, each graduate of the DPD is issued a Verification Statement by the program director.  The Verification Statement is a document sanctioned by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. This document verifies that the holder has successfully completed the requirements for accredited program and is eligible for entrance to an internship program, if accepted and/or complete the Dietetic Technician (DTR) credentialing exam. 

Marianist heritage

The Department of Health and Sport Science endeavors to enhance the personal development of each individual through intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges founded in the Marianist Heritage.

Program outcome data is available in the Department of Health & Sport Science upon request.

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