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Didactic Program (DP) Mission, Goals and Objectives


The mission of Oneonta’s Didactic Program in Dietetics is to provide a high-quality Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics designed to support the development of each student to his or her full potential; enable students to meet the Knowledge Requirements for Dietitians (KRDs), as specified by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics; and prepare students to succeed in a variety of technologically, culturally, and competitively changing fields in Foods and Nutrition. (2012)

Program Goals and Objectives for the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at SUNY College at Oneonta (2012-2013)

Program Goal:  1. To provide a high quality Didactic Program in Dietetics (DP).

Objective 1:  At least 80% of alumni report satisfaction with the quality of program instruction.

Objective 2:  Students evaluate quality of DPD course instruction as being good to excellent (an average rating  of at least 3 on the current College instrument)

Objective 3:  At least 80% alumni evaluate the overall quality of the program as good to excellent.

Program Goal:  2. To prepare DPD students for dietetic internships, graduate schools and/or entry level professional positions requiring foods and/or nutrition expertise.

Objective 1:  Over a five-year period, at least 60% of DPD graduates will apply to supervised practice programs  within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 2:  Over a five-year period, 60% of those applying to a supervised practice program will be accepted.

Objective 3:  Over a five-year period, at least 80% of DPD graduates who do not enter a supervised practice program will enter graduate schools and/or entry level professional positions within a year of graduation.

Objective 4:  At least 80% of alumni who take the RD exam pass the first time.

Objective 5:  At least 80% of students enrolled in third year professional courses as defined by the 4 year program of study will complete the program/degree requirements within 3 years.

Objective 6:   Over a five year period, at least 85% of dietetic internship directors will rate alumni as meeting preparation expectations with no major deficiencies.

Program information and outcomes achievement information, such as match rates and RD exam pass rates, are available from the Program Director



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