COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Didactic Program Mission, Goals, and Objectives

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.

The goals of the baccalaureate program are:

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

Goal Evaluated By:

  • At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).
  • 60% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • 50% of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
  • 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.
  • 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%.
  • At least 80% of upper division students eligible for the DI matching process will attend the two DICAS preparatory meetings in the fall and winter quarters.

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

Goal evaluated by:

  • For the accreditation period, at least 35% of upper division nutrition and dietetics students will present original research projects at the ANS Annual Research Symposium, the Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE, or other professional meeting.
  • 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.