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Dietitian Education Progarm

Mission Statement: 
The Dietitian Education Program in Dietetics at North Dakota State University is to prepare competent professionals as entry-level registered dietitians for positions in clinical, food service or community nutrition or to pursue careers in a food, nutrition or related field.

Program Measurable Outcomes
  1. Each student will satisfactorily meet one hundred percent (100%) of required competencies as evidenced by evaluation checklists completed at each site rotation by the Clinical Instructors and Preceptors and through work samples included in the students' Career Portfolio.
  2. Ninety percent or more (≥90%) of graduates will have gained experience in a long term care setting, hospital setting, school food service and community settings evidenced by the students nutrition therapy and food service placement sites, and assignments provided in community nutrition.
  3. Seventy-five percent or more (≥75%) of program juniors will complete the Dietitian Education Program.
  4. A program review will be completed annually by graduating seniors at the Group Decision Center (GDC) at NDSU. All curriculum concerns will have a standard deviation of more than 1.5 [SD>1.5].
  5. NDSU Graduates and their employers will be sent a one-year and five-year survey to help evaluate the effectiveness of the CPD Program.
    • Most graduates (>90%) will rate their work performance, compared to other dietitians who have graduated from other programs, as "about the same" or "above average" on the surveys.
    • A mean rating of work performance by the graduates' employers, comparing the graduates' work performance to other dietitians who graduated from other programs, will be "about the same" or "above average" on the surveys.
  6. Graduates achieve a pass rate of eighty percent (80%) or above for first-time attempts on the Registration Examination for Dietitians over a 5-year period.
  7. Within 12 months of completing the program, at least eighty percent (80%) of graduates have obtained employment related to their major or been accepted into a graduate program. Data will be collected annually from the Dietetics Graduate Survey or the Career Service Placement Survey and the College of Human Development and Education (HD&E) Placement Survey.
  8. Participation in professional activities is fostered as evidenced by the GDC survey results of graduating seniors:
    •   At least seventy-five percent (75%) of dietetic students are members of the Student Dietetic Association (SDA) and have attended at least 4 meetings or events.
    •   At least fifty percent (50%) of graduating seniors have attended a dietetics professional local meeting, or a state or national conference.
  9. Development and implementation of nutrition programs in the community is evidenced by students spending a minimum of 25 hours (log) at a community site with 90% of the students receiving a rating of excellent or above average (A or B) on their respective community projects.
  10. Students graduate at the end of four years with the necessary preparation to take the national registry exam.
DEP Program Costs


Tuition and Fees: http://www.ndsu.edu/admission/cost_tuition/cost/ 

Program Fee: $750.00 per semester

Estimated additional costs: 
In addition to program and class fees, there may be some additional costs associated with the program, which are listed below.   We are not able to provide exact amounts of these costs, so be aware that the sum of money listed with each item are estimates.   This list is not meant to be all-inclusive but is included to guide your financial planning.

Name Tag:   $ 10.00
Criminal Background Check:   $ 30.00
Mantoux Test:   $ 8.00 per year
Student Membership in ADA:  $ 43.00 per year
Student Dietetic Membership:  $ 7.00 per year
Books:  $300.00 per year


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7474
Campus address: Bentson-Bunker Fieldhouse Room 1 and E Morrow Lebedeff Hall 351
Physical/delivery address: 1310 Centennial Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2620 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:46:50 PM