Mission Statement

The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Florida is to provide a progressive and effective program to educate students using a science-based food and nutrition curriculum to produce graduates who are prepared for supervised practice. This will lead to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, prepared as future dietitians and nutrition professionals. 

 


 

DPD Program Goals and Outcomes Measures

Goal 1: Graduates of the Didactic Program in Dietetics are well prepared for dietetic internship, health or science related profession or graduate school.*

  • 1.1.0 Objective: At least 70% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
    • 1.1.1 Outcome Measure: 70% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • 1.2.0 Objective: At least 65% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
    • 1.2.1 Outcome Measure: 65% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
  • 1.3.0 Objective: At least 80% of dietetic - DPD students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of program length).
    • 1.3.1 Outcome Measure: 80% of dietetics - DPD students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of program length).
  • 1.4.0 Objective: The program's one year pass rate of the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists for graduates will be 80% within one year of the first attempt.
    • 1.4.1 Outcome Measure: The program's one year pass rate of the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists for graduates will be 80% within one year of the first attempt.
  • 1.5.0 Objective: 50% of graduates who return the graduate survey and did not seek a dietetic internship will agree they are eligible/attend graduate school or have obtained a job in a health or science-related profession within 1 year of graduation.
    • 1.5.1 Outcome Measure: Of graduates who return the graduate survey and who did not seek a dietetic internship, 50% will attend graduate school or obtain employment in a health or science-related profession within 1 year of graduation.
  • 1.6.0 Objective: 80% of graduates who return the graduate survey will agree their preparation for internship, graduate schoo, or employment is satisfactory or higher.
    • 1.6.1 Outcome Measure: 80% of graduates who return the graduate survey will agree their preparation for dietetic internships, graduate school, or employment is satisfactory or higher.
  • 1.7.0 Objective: At least 80% of supervised practice directors who return the director survey will rate satisfaction with preparation of DPD graduates at a 3.0 or above on a five-point scale.
    • 1.7.1 Outcome Measure: 80% of supervised practice directors who return the graduate survey will rate satisfaction with preparation of DPD graduates at a 3.0 or above on a five-point scale.

Goal 2: Graduates who exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills.*

  • 2.1.0 Objective: Graduates will agree that they received opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as undergraduates.
    • 2.1.1 Outcome Measure: 80% of graduates will agree that they received opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as undergra.
  • 2.2.0 Objective: Internship directors will agree that the graduates were prepared in critical thinking and problem-solving.
    • 2.2.1 Outcome Measure: 80% of internship directors will agree that the graduates were prepared in critical thinking and problem-solving.

*Note: Outcome measures based on responses from participants who return the surveys of students, graduates, and program directors.

 


 

Program Outcomes Data

Program outcomes data are available upon request. Contact Kohrine Counts, Dietetics Program Coordinator.