Mission & goals, dietetics program

Mission

Prepare competent and compassionate students for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN).

Program goals & objectives

Goal #1: Prepare distinctive students to be competent entry-dietetic professionals
  • At least 80% of program students enrolled full-time in the didactic program in dietetics undergraduate track will complete program or degree requirements within three years (150% of program length).
  • At least 80% of program students enrolled part-time in the didactic program in dietetics undergraduate track will complete the program within three years (150% of program length).

Graduate application and acceptance in supervised practice

  • 90% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation. (3.3.b.2.1)
  • 85% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice within 12 months of graduation. (3.3.b.2.2)

Graduate performance on registration exam

  • 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%. (3.3.b.3.a)

Program-specific goals

  • 80% of DI directors will indicate strongly agree/agree on evaluations that students were well prepared for internship.
  • 85% of alumni-returned surveys will identify they strongly agree/agree on a post internship survey that they were prepared to successfully complete internship.
Goal #2: Engage in interprofessional education and community activities to develop collaborative and compassionate dietetic professionals
  • 85% of students will participate in a combination of three of the following activities (IPE, mentoring, service learning) within the dietetics curriculum. (3.3)
  • 85% of returned surveys from DI directors will answer “yes” to at least two out of three compassion indicators in UD alumni.
  • 85% of returned surveys from DI directors will answer “yes” to at least two out of three collaborative indicators in UD alumni.

Program outcome data are available from the Department of Health and Sport Science on request >>

Dietetics student commitments

  • Students are required to establish and maintain an active membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Student membership fees are $50 (renewed annually in May). Membership is required in order to access professional resources used in the dietetics curriculum.
  • Students are required to purchase Chalk & Wire during their third year of study. This is an online tool used to assess key program assignments within the curriculum of the dietetics program leading to the awarding of the verification statement and conferral of the degree. Students are required to submit work through their Chalk & Wire portfolio, which is assessed by the instructor. Data from these assessments are used so that students and instructors can identify the level of learning in program knowledge and skill areas, and to monitor success in established standards throughout the program. Also, because students' work is maintained in Chalk & Wire, it can be used by the student to create a website or PDF to demonstrate the capabilities and competence as a shareable portfolio.

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.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968

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