Nutrition and Dietetics - Undergraduate Program


Program Director:
Dawn Erickson

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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 program will prepare graduates for successful performance in a supervised-practice program.


Goal Evaluated By:


1.  At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the       

    program length).

2.  60% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months  

    of graduation.

3.  50% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

4.  100% of supervised practice program directors who respond to the DI Director Survey will indicate that DP

    graduates are prepared for supervised practice at the level of satisfactory or above. 

5.  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 dietetian nutritionist is at least 80%. 

6.  At least 80% of upper division students eligible for the DI matching process will attend the two DICAS

    preparatory meetings in the fal and winter quarters.   




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

Goal evaluated by:

1.  For the accreditation period, at least 35% of upper division nutrition and dietetics students will present original

     research projects at the ANS Annual Resarch Symposium, the Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

     FNCE, or other professional meeting.

2.  80% of graduates will complete a minimum of 25 service hours to the profession and/or community as

     measured by service activities/hours recorded in the FNU 463 portfolios.

     Program outcomes data are available upon request.