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Mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program

It is the mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program to prepare registered dietitians/nutritionists through excellence in arts, sciences, professional leadership, service and experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning.

Our goals include:

  • Graduates will be prepared for acceptance into a supervised practice program through individualized advising, mentoring and experiential learning.

  • Graduates will be prepared with the required knowledge and skills for employment through the effective use of university facilities and resources.

Objectives:

1.1 - At least 80% of program students, enrolled as juniors, will complete the program/degree requirements within 3 years.

1.2 - At least 80% of graduates, via an Exit Survey, will rate their experiential learning proficiency as meeting or exceeding their preparation requirements towards acceptance into a supervised practice program.

1.3 - At least 80% of program graduates are expected to apply for admission to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

1.4 - At least 50% of graduates who apply will be accepted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

1.5 - At least 80% of graduates who are accepted into a supervised practice program, will rate their advising and mentoring experiences in the DPD as meeting or exceeding their preparation requirements towards acceptance into a supervised practice program.

2.1 - At least 80% of graduates (via an Exit Survey) will rate the University if New Haven’s DPD academic preparation (excluding their individual GPA) as meeting or exceeding all 2017 KRDN competencies for acceptance into a supervised practice program.

2.2At least 80% of graduates (following a Supervised Practice program), after taking the RD registration exam for the first time, will pass the exam (if statistically significant numbers are evaluated).

Curriculum

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