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Nutrition & Food Science Student Learning Outcomes

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Mission

The Mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Georgia Southern university is to promote the integration of knowledge and skills in dietetics in preparation for careers in nutrition and dietetics.

DPD Goals and Objectives

The DPD curriculum is designed to achieve the foundation knowledge skills and competencies necessary to prepare graduates for a dietetic internship program en route to becoming a registered dietitian.  Details about the program, including admission requirements, calendar, and completion requires are provided online and in the Student Handbook.

Program Goal #1

Program graduates will be prepared with developed skills necessary to assume entry level positions in the field of dietetics and nutrition or in a profession which requires the application of skills learned in the Didactic Program in Dietetics.

Objectives:

  1. At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 3 years (150% of planned program length).
  2. At least 50 percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  3. Of program graduates who apply to a supervised practice program, at least 75 percent are admitted within 12 months of graduation.
  4. 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%.
  5. At least 80% of graduates will receive an overall satisfactory or better rating from their supervisor in supervised practice, graduate program or employment in the field of dietetics within 12 months of graduation

Program Goal #2

Program graduates will participate in community service, research projects, and professional development and will assume leadership roles within the field of dietetics.

Objectives:

  1. At least 50% of DPD graduates will participate in community service and/or research projects.
  2. At least 50% of graduates will participate in professional development activities, including membership in professional organizations and/or will assume leadership roles within the field of dietetics.

Program Outcomes Data are available upon request.

Last updated: 4/22/2022