| DIETETICS |
is the practical application of nutrition in the prevention and
treatment of disease. Dietetics is an exciting and challenging
profession because there are many diseases that are related to
nutrition. These include coronary heart disease, high blood pressure,
stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. We
offer a supportive environment with relatively small class sizes,
individual attention from well qualified faculty and opportunities for
elective courses. This program is only offered on campus. Additional
opportunities for faculty-student interaction are available through
student organizations and research projects. There are opportunities for
student research and other activities. Our Student Dietetic Association
features many interesting meetings, trips and activities. We have more
than 100 dietetics majors in our dietetics program.
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| MISSION |
To prepare competent graduates in
dietetics, though an ACEND-approved didactic program in dietetics, who seek to
service the dietary needs of patients, individuals, and the community.
| GOALS |
-Over a five-year period, the
pass rate for DPD graduates taking the registration examination for the first
time will be at least 80%.
89% of CMU Didactic Program in Dietetics graduates have passed the registration examination on their first attempt during the last five years.
-Provide students with the knowledge of the impact
that culture and socioeconomic status have on the food patterns of individuals
and groups on a global level.