To prepare competent graduates in dietetics, through an ACEND-approved didactic program in dietetics, who seek to service the dietary needs of patients, individuals, and the community.

​Goal One

Prepare students for careers in dietetics, and food related professions and/or advanced studies in health-related disciplines.


  • The program's one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of their first attempt) on the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam for dietitians and nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • Over a five-year period, at least 80% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within six years (150% program length).
  • Over a five-year period 80% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

Goal Two

Provide students with knowledge regarding the impact that culture and socioeconomic status on food patterns of individuals and groups both nationally and on a global level.


  • Thirty percent of our DPD students in Community Nutrition NDS 480 (formerly 573) will have a field placement involving a lower Socioeconomic Status (SES) population.
  • Ten percent of our students will have participated in a study abroad program in Ghana or another country over a five-year period.

Program outcomes and data are available upon request.