The program is dedicated to providing quality education that prepares the graduate for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. The program is committed to facilitating the intellectual (critical thinking, problem solving), personal and professional growth and lifelong learning to prepare students for the challenges of an evolving diverse community and work place.
Graduates will attain the knowledge, skills and professional characteristics needed for successful completion of supervised practice experience or for graduate school admission.
Graduates will demonstrate commitment to life-long learning, professional development, service and leadership in diverse pre professional and community endeavors
Target measures outlined in DPND Handbook
The Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) verification statement verifies completion of educational requirements and is required for application to: accredited dietetic internship (DI) programs, active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and state licensure/certification.
For students earning their baccalaureate degree, verification statements will be issued when the student has completed ACEND®-accredited Didactic Program requirements and the registrar has cleared the student for graduation, which indicates that all degree requirements also have been completed. A verification statement will be completed on behalf of the student but will not be issued to the student until the Didactic Director receives an official transcript with graduation date.
For students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree at a US regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent, a verification statement will be given upon completion of Didactic Program requirements. A verification statement will be completed on behalf of the student but will not be issued to the student until the Didactic Director receives an official transcript with graduation date.
Requests for official transcript with graduation date may be obtained
Information on AND verification statement.
Marie M. Murray, RD, MMSc, CDN
Director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics
Caudell Hall 345
The program outcome data is reported in the self-study .The submission of a self-study followed by a site team visit occurs every seven years. Program outcome data may be obtained from the DPND director and the chairperson of the department upon request.
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