Missions, Goals & Measurable Outcomes
The mission of the Boston University Programs in Nutrition, which includes the Boston University Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), is to establish an environment that promotes the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking, and effective communication to prepare students for success in supervised practice leading to eligibility to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist, or enter into a graduate degree program, or a job in a health-related field.
Program Goal 1: The Boston University DPD will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills required to enter a graduate degree program or a supervised practice program to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Goal 1 Objectives
- At least 80 percent of the graduates in the BU DPD will complete their program/degree requirements within 150% of usual program length (3 years for undergraduate DPD and 2.5 years for DPD/MS).
- At least 40 percent of the graduates of the BU DPD will apply to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
- At least 50 percent of the graduates of the BU DPD who apply to a DI within 12 months of graduation will be accepted.
- At least 20% of the graduates of the BU DPD will enter a graduate degree program within 12 months of graduation.
- At least 20% of the graduates of the BU DPD will begin a job in a dietetics/nutrition-related health field within 12 months of graduation.
Program Goal 2: The Boston University DPD will prepare graduates to function as competent Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).
Goal 1 Objectives
- At least 80 percent of the graduates responding to a one year post-graduation survey regarding adequacy of academic preparation for a graduate degree program or a supervised practice program will report satisfactory preparation.
- At least 80% of graduates placed into supervised practice programs upon completion of the BU DPD will receive a satisfactory score on a survey of directors of supervised practice programs sent one year after graduation (out of the total number of surveys received).
- At least 80% of graduates will pass the CDR registration exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists within one year following their first attempt.
The DPD Program’s outcome data are available upon request.