Nutrition and Dietetics - Undergraduate Program


Program Director:
Susan Hughes, MS, RD, LDN
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 The Louisiana Tech University Didactic Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800/877-1600, ext. 5400, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education,

Mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics

The mission of the Louisiana Tech Didactic Program is to prepare graduates for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the credentialing exam to become registered dietitian nutritionists who enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, research, and service.

Program Goals

 The goals for the didactic program in dietetics include:

Program Goal 1: The Didactic Program (DP) will prepare graduates for successful performance in a supervised-practice program.

To be evaluated by:

DP graduates completing the program/degree requirements within three years of entering Upper Division.


DP graduates applying to supervised-practice programs within 12 months of graduation.


DP graduates’ acceptance rates to supervised-practice programs within 12 months of graduation.


Preparedness ratings from supervised-practice directors of graduates completing a supervised-practice..


One year pass rates on the registration examination for dietitians.


Upper Division students eligible for the DI matching process attending the DICAS preparatory meetings.  


Program Goal 2: The DP will prepare graduates for research and service to the profession and community.

To be evaluated by:

Upper Division Nutrition and Dietetics students presenting original research projects at local, state, or national meetings.


Graduates completing a minimum of 25 service hours to the profession and/or community.


 Program outcomes data are available upon request.