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The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Mission is to prepare students to become future registered dietitian nutritionists and professionals in careers related to food, nutrition and dietetics.  Graduates will serve and lead with excellence as they provide food and nutrition services grounded in current evidence and Biblical principles.

Department Goals and Objectives:

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To prepare graduates to succeed in dietetic internships, graduate school, or entry level jobs in nutrition and dietetics or related professional settings.

 

  • Over a five year period, at least 80% of the full-time Nutrition and Dietetics majors enrolled in the junior-level DPD courses will complete the major within 3 years.
  • Over a five-year period, at least 60% of graduates will apply to ACEND-accredited dietetic internships within 12 months of graduation.
  • Over a five-year period, at least 80% of graduates who apply to ACEND-accredited dietetic internships within 12 months of graduation will be accepted.
  • Over a five-year period, at least 90% of graduates will pass the Registration Exam for Dietitians on their first attempt.
  • Over a five year period, at least 80% of graduates will be employed in a professional setting related to nutrition and dietetics or enrolled in a postgraduate education program one year after program completion.
  • Over a five-year period, the overall preparation of at least 80% of graduates will be rated as "Good" or "Excellent" by the internship directors, work supervisors, or graduate school advisors who return the Alumni Supervisor Survey.

To prepare graduates who demonstrate professional development, leadership, teamwork, and community service.

 

  • Over a five year period, at least 75% of graduates who complete the Senior Exit Survey will rate the achievement of this goal as "Good" or "Excellent."
  • Over a five-year period, at least 80% of graduates who complete the Alumni Survey will rate the program's achievement of this goal as "Good" or " Excellent."
  • Over a five-year period, at least 75% of graduates who complete the Alumni Survey will report some form of continuing professional development (internship, graduate school, other professional certification, professional meetings, etc.)
  • Over a five-year period, at least 65% of graduates who complete the Alumni Survey will report participation in some form of community service.
  • Over a five-year period, at least 80% of the employers, graduate school advisors, or internship directors who return the Alumni Supervisor Survey will rate the commitment of graduates to professional development and leadership as "Good" or "Excellent."
  • Over a five-year period, at least 80% of the employers, graduate school advisors, or internship directors who return the Alumni Supervisor Survey will rate commitment of graduates to teamwork and community service as "Good" or "Excellent."