Nutrition & Food Science Student Learning Outcomes

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This Mission of the DPD at Georgia Southern University is to promote the integration of knowledge and skills in dietetics in preparation for supervised practice and eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

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.

The DPD has the following Program Goals and Objectives:

Program Goal #1

The program will prepare graduates to develop 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.  Over a five-year period, at least 80% of graduates will have completed the DPD within three years (150%) from the time of their admission into the program.
  1. Alumni achieve over a 5-year period a first time pass rate of at least 80% and a one-year pass rate of at least 80% on the RD exam.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 40% of graduates will apply for an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program within 12 months of completing the program.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 50% of graduates applying for a dietetic internship within 12 months of completing the program will be accepted into a supervised practice program.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 40% of graduates not completing an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship the year they complete the program, will be either employed in the field of nutrition/dietetics/food science/food systems administration, or pursuing additional higher education within 6 months.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 80% of DPD graduates who have completed an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program will be either employed in the field of nutrition/dietetics/food science/food systems administration or pursuing additional higher education within 6 months.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 80% of graduates completing a dietetic internship will receive an overall satisfactory or better rating from internship directors.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 80% of graduates will receive an overall satisfactory or better rating from employers within the field of dietetics on job performance.

Program Goal #2

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

Objectives:

  1. Over a five-year period, at least 50% of DPD students will participate in community service and/or research projects.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 50% of students will participate in professional development activities, including membership in professional organizations and/or will assume leadership roles within the field of dietetics.
  1. Over a five-year period, at least 50% of DPD graduates will participate in community service and/or research projects.
  1. Over a five-year period, 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 for review in the Student Handbook.

 

Last updated: 10/1/2018

Department of Health Sciences & Kinesiology • hk-office@georgiasouthern.edu