SDSU Didactic Program in Dietetics Mission
The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) of San Diego State University is to provide quality education and training focusing on scientific inquiry, discovery, and application in order to prepare graduates to be successful in careers in foods, nutrition, and dietetics.
SDSU Didactic Program in Dietetic Program Goals
Program Goal 1 – Program graduates will have a strong educational foundation in nutrition/dietetics to perform proficiently in a dietetic supervised practice program in preparation to be a competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist.
- At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 3 years (150% of planned program length).
- At least 50 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 practice program, at least 60 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 the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
- SDSU graduates who enter supervised practice programs will earn an average rating of their knowledge and skills of at least a 3 (Satisfactory) or higher on a 5-point scale by supervised practice program directors who respond to a survey.
Program Goal 2 – Program graduates will advance toward careers in fields related to improvement, maintenance, or rehabilitation of physical health through exercise and/or nutritional practices.
- Within four months of graduation, 80% of graduates who respond to the exit survey will be working in fields related to nutrition and fitness or have been admitted to a supervised practice program or graduate program.