Mission and Goals

Mission

The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Brigham Young University 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.

Goals/Outcome Measures

The Didactic Program in Dietetics will:

  1. Prepare students to excel in supervised practice or other professional pursuits though provision of current knowledge and development of skills.

    Outcome measures include Program retention figures, placement in Dietetic Internships, graduate school placement, pass-rate on Registration Examination for Dietitians, and responses on graduate and Internship Director surveys.
  2. Engender the desire and skills for continuing education and personal growth.

    Outcome measures include achievement of graduate education, specialty certifications, and promotions; ADA membership and volunteer involvement reported on four-year post-graduate surveys.
  3. Support the development of ethical and moral values in personal and professional life.

    Outcome measures include discussion of ethics and Honor Code in Program Handbook, teacher evaluation scores on pertinent items, and responses on graduate surveys.