DPD Goals

Goal 1. Provide the foundation knowledge and skills for the didactic component of the entry level dietetic education for successful participation in supervised dietetics practice programs.

Outcome: At least 90% of students entering the Nutrition program who follow the Dietetics option will complete the program within 3 years (7.5 semesters). The student will be considered to enter the DPD in the second semester of their sophomore year.

Outcome: Over a five year period, at least 80% of students following the Dietetics option will graduate with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Outcome: Over a five year period, 90% of graduates of the Dietetics option who respond to an alumni survey will indicate that they were well prepared to perform successfully in a supervised practice program, graduate program or entry level professional program.

Outcome: 90% of dietetic internship directors who respond to a survey will rate UNH DPD students as very well or adequately prepared in comparison with other interns in their program.

Goal 2. To prepare graduates for careers in dietetics.

Outcome: 85% of students over a five year period, who have received verification statements from this program and completed a supervised practice program will pass the registration exam on the first attempt.

Outcome: Over a five year period, 80% of DPD graduates applying to supervised practice programs will be accepted in the academic year they complete the program.

Outcome: Over a five year period, at least 75% of students following the Dietetics option, not intent on applying to an internship, will either go on to graduate or professional programs or work in a nutrition-related field within one year after graduation.

Goal 3. Maintain and/or increase undergraduate enrollment in the Dietetics option.

Outcome: The number of students in the Dietetics option will remain the same or increase annually.

Through these goals students in the dietetics track should be able to be able to:

  • Provide nutrition information to individuals and families to improve their health and well being.

  • Develop an appreciation for research in his or her professional area.
  • Develop an inquiring mind and the desire to pursue life long learning.
  • Explore food and nutrition issues and concerns.
  • Translate and disseminate scientific principles of food and nutrition to counteract misinformation in these areas.