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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is to develop informed and productive citizens of the family, community, and nation who are prepared to perform effectively in supervised practice and to make meaningful contributions to the dietetics profession. Graduates of the Didactic Program in Dietetics will excel in dietetic internships or other professional pursuits through acquisition of current knowledge and development of dietetics skills; demonstrate the desire and skills for continuing education and personal growth; and apply ethical and moral values in personal and professional life.

1.  Effective and Professional Communication

            Use effective and professional communication skills

2.  Nutrition Care Process

            Explain and apply all areas of nutrition care process.

3.  Professionalism

Demonstrate professional beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors in all required student assignments and activities.

4.  Dietetics Practice

Integrate the broad aspects of food availability, selection, preparation, and consumption into dietetics practice.

5.  Management and Leadership Skills

Apply management and leadership skills to human and other resources in the provision of services to individuals and organizations.

6.  Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically in problem identification and solution by integrating scientific information and research into assignments and practice.

Additional Info

More detailed information of program and learning outcomes can be found on the University’s Learning Outcomes website. Program outcome data is available upon request from the Didactic Program in Dietetics Director, Sarah Gunnell Bellini 801-422-0015 or