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Dietetics Program

Mission Statement

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at UCM prepares students to academically meet the university's bachelor of science degree criteria while meeting the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to enter a dietetic internship as established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Through a foundation in liberal arts, service learning, technology, and research the student is prepared to be a life long learner, thorough professional development, who is able to enhance the practice of dietetics and health.

Program Goals

Program Goal 1: The DPD will prepare competent graduates to pursue DI’s and or careers in dietetics related area

*Outcomes:

1. National Pass RateOver a five-year period 80% of program graduates will pass the registration exam on first attempt or in one year

2. Graduate Application to Supervised Practice

  • Over a five-year period, 60% of DPD graduates will apply to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program
  • Over a five-year period, 50% of those applying to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program will be accepted

3. Over a five year period 50% of those graduates who do not apply or nor accepted into a supervised practice program will be accepted into a graduate school or be employed in a food or health profession

4. Ninety percent of dietetic internship directors will rate a score of 3.0 or above for the academic preparedness for internships and/or positions

Program Goal 2: The DPD will advise and support to ensure graduates will successfully complete the program and be life-long learners

*Outcomes:

1. Program Completion:  Over a five-year period, 70% of students enrolled in the professional courses in the third year of the DPD are expected to complete program/degree requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion. Six regular semesters from the start of Junior year

2. Eighty percent of the graduates will rate the advisement/coaching/encouragement process throughout the UCM DPD Program as satisfactory (3.0) or better through exit survey

**3. Over a five year period 50% of the graduates will continue to be members of the Academy

**4. Over a five year period 50% of the majors will continue to be members of the Student Dietetic Association and participate in at least 3 service learning activities.

*Outcome data measuring the achievement of program objectives will be provided upon request.

** The outcome data measuring the achievement of program objectives will be collected beginning spring 2013.

 

Program Accreditation

The Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Central Missouri is accredited by

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995

Ph. 312-899-0040 ext 5400

--Updated 09/24/2012
Updates occur as needed