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Mission and Goals


The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Brigham Young University is to develop informed and productive citizens of the family, faith, community, and nation who are prepared to perform effectively in supervised practice and to make meaningful contributions to the dietetics profession.

Goal #1

Program graduates will excel in supervised practice or other professional pursuits through provision of current knowledge and development of skills.


  • At least 80 percent of program students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).
  • At least 75 percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Of program graduates who apply to a supervised program, at least 75 percent are admitted within 12 months of graduation.
  • The program's one year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • The mean scores for the intern's ability to perform assigned clinical, management, and community tasks will be "4-Above Average" (1-5 scale) on the Internship Director Survey for all dietetic internship directors who complete the survey excluding BYU DI director.
  • The mean score for the knowledge base section of the Internship Director Survey for all Dietetic Internship directors who respond will be “3-Good: adequately prepared” (1-4 scale).

Goal #2

Program graduates will pursue continuing education and personal and professional growth.


  • Five years post graduation, 50% of employed graduates who complete a DI will have received a job promotion or moved to a more responsible/improved job situation.
  • One year post-graduation, 70% of graduates who complete a DI will be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or other professional organization.
  • Eighty percent of graduates will be involved in volunteer activity of some type five years post-graduation.

Goal #3

Program graduates will develop ethical and moral values in personal and professional life.


  • At least 70% of responses to the spiritually strengthening question on the dietetics' faculty University Teacher Evaluation will be "enhanced" or higher.
  • The mean score for the preparation for lifelong learning, applying moral values to work and personal life, and other roles in faith, family, community, and church section of Graduate Tracking Survey for all graduates who respond will be “3” on the rating scale (1-4).

Program outcomes data available upon request.