The mission of the OSU Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is to promote human health and quality of life by preparing students for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
The program will prepare graduates capable of succeeding in dietetics or a postgraduate field which utilizes their dietetics education.
- Objective 1.1: At least 80 percent of program students complete program/degree requirements within three years (150 percent of the program length).
- Objective 1.2: 60 percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
- Objective 1.3: 60 percent of program graduates are admitted into a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
- Objective 1.4: At least 90 percent of dietetic internship directors from programs accepting our graduates who respond to a survey will rate program graduate’s preparation for supervised practice as “satisfactory” or better.
- Objective 1.5: At least 90 percent of graduate coordinators/advisors from programs accepting our graduates who respond to a survey will rate them as “satisfactory” or better in their overall readiness to succeed as an intern or graduate student, respectively.
The DPD will prepare graduates to competently promote human health and quality of life through evidence-based practice.
- Objective 2.1: The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80 percent.
- Objective 2.2: On the biennial OSU Undergraduate Alumni Survey, at least 85 percent of dietetics graduates who respond to the survey will rate themselves as “adequately” or “very well” prepared to “to develop evidence-based nutrition messages for the public”.
*Program outcomes data available upon request.