Program Goals and Objectives
Mission of the Dietetics Program
To guide the future of dietetics in Alaska by preparing students for supervised practice.
Goal #1 – Prepare UAA DPD graduates to successfully complete a supervised practice program
80% of students enrolled in the professional courses in the third year of the UAA DPD will complete program/degree requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion (36 months).
Over a three-year period, 60% of DPD graduates will apply to supervised practice programs prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
Over a three-year period, 80% of those applying to supervised practice programs will be accepted within 12 months of graduation.
At least 75% of DI program directors of UAA DPD alumni will rate alumni with a knowledge base of at least “average” on follow-up surveys.
Goal #2 – Prepare UAA DPD graduates to become competent entry-level dietitians
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%.
100% of UAA DPD alumni will indicate they felt at least “well” prepared for their practice as a RD.