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Goals and Objectives for the Didactic Program in Nutritional Sciences

Goal 1: To prepare graduates for successful entry into and completion of a dietetic internship.

  • Over a five-year period, at least 60% of DPD graduates will apply to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program.
    • 5 Year average: 61%
  • Over a five-year period, 90% of evaluations sent to the DPD graduates upon completion of the program, one year after program completion, and five years after program completion will have knowledge statements rated on average for all student responders at least satisfactory based on the following scale: 1= needs improvement, 2= satisfactory, 3= above average, and 4= excellent.
    • Recent grads: 91% rated KRDs as satisfactory from 2012 to 2016
    • 1 year grads: 85% felt adequately prepared
    • 5 year grads: 100% felt program was satisfactory or better
  • Over a five-year period Dietetic Internship Directors will rate 100% of students upon completion of their internship program at least satisfactory prepared through UConn DPD coursework for their internship based on the following scale: 1= needs improvement, 2= satisfactory, 3= above average, and 4= excellent.
    • 100% rate students at least satisfactory
  • Over a five-year period, 90% of DPD students will complete the Didactic Plan of Study within 3 years of declaring the didactic concentration.
    • 5 year average: 93%
  • Over a five-year period, 65% of applicants applying to supervised practice programs will be accepted within one year of earning a verification statement.
    • 5 year average: 65%
  • Over a five-year period, 90% of students beginning a supervised practice program will complete the program.
    • 5 year average: 99%

Goal 2: To prepare graduates for graduate education or employment in the dietetics field.

  • Over a five-year period, 90% of students will pass the dietetic registration exam within one year following first attempt.
    • 5 year average: 93%
  • Over a five-year period, 70% of students completing the didactic program in dietetics will remain employed in a field related to nutrition and dietetics when assessed 5 years after completion of the program.
    • 3 year average: 87%
  • Over a five-year period, at least 60% of students who earn a verification statement but do not apply or are not placed in a supervised practice program will either take the DTR exam, re-take courses, attend a post-baccalaureate education program or gain employment in the dietetics field within two years of completion of the didactic program in dietetics.
    • 5 year average: 80%
  • Over a five-year period, 60% of DPD students will either complete at least one independent study, field experiences and/or be involved in research with faculty members.
    • 5 year average: 76%
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