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Coordinated Program in Dietetics


Mission Statement: 

The Coordinated 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
  • 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.   
  • 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. 
  • Seventy-five percent or more (≥75%) of program juniors will complete the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.   
  • 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]. 
  • 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. 
     
  • 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.   
  • 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.   
  • 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. 
     
  • 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. 
  • Students graduate at the end of four years with the necessary preparation to take the national registry exam.  
CPD 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

Didactic Program in Dietetics

The DPD is a four year academic program which meets all of the requirements for the graduate to apply elsewhere for the supervised practice experience (internship) following graduation.   Internships vary in length from 8 to 12 months.   Students are eligible to take the national registry exam after successful completion of a dietetic internship (DI). Application deadline for the DPD is February 1st of the sophomore year. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) to be considered for the professional program. Go to Application Process for more information. Once accepted, an overall GPA of 3.0 must be maintained with a C or higher in all professional (HNES) classes to remain in the program. Maintaining a high grade point average (GPA) and work experience in a hospital, long-term care food service, or some other type of nutrition related experience will enhance a student's chance to receive a DI.   Students choosing this program (DPD) are given department faculty assistance in applying for the DI's 

The DPD has more flexibility in scheduling and allows more time for extracurricular activities in comparison to the CPD.   The DPD also allows for more elective coursework or a double major or minors.   

A complete listing of accredited supervised practice programs (internships) may be found at http://www.eatright.org 

Mission Statement: 
The mission for the Didactic Program in Dietetics at North Dakota State University is to enable students to be accepted into an approved dietetic internship or graduate program to become a Registered Dietitian and to pursue a career in a food, nutrition or related field.   

Program Measurable Outcomes
  • Seventy-five percent or more (>75%) of program juniors will complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics. 
  • Seventy-fire percent or more (75%) of Didactic Students who apply for internships will receive a match over a 5-year period of time. 
  •   A program review will be completed annually by graduating seniors at the Group Decision Center (GDC) at NDSU.   Regarding the area of curriculum concerns:   All curriculum concerns will have a standard deviation of more than 1.5 [SD>1.5]. 
  • NDSU Graduates and their employers will be sent a one-year and five-year survey to help evaluate the effectiveness of the DPD 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". 
    • A mean rating of work performance by the graduates' employers, comparing the graduates' work performance to other dietitians who have graduated from other programs, will be "about the same" or "above average". 
     
  • 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.    
  • Within 12 months of completing the program, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of graduates will have obtained employment related to their major, been accepted into a Didactic Internship Program, or been accepted into a graduate program.   Data will be collected from the Dietetics Graduate Survey or the Career Service Placement Survey and the College of Human Development and Education (HD&E) Placement Survey.   
  • 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. 
     
  • 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. 
DPD Program Costs

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

Program Fees: $300.00 per semester

In addition to class fees, there may be some additional costs associated with the program, which are listed below.   We are not able to provide exact amounts for these costs, so please be aware that the figures where listed are estimates.   This list is not meant to be all-inclusive but is included to aid in financial planning. 

Estimated additional costs :                          

Name tag 

$10.00

Digital Matching Application Fee 

$50.00

Student Membership in ADA 

$43.00 per year 

Student Dietetic Membership 

$ 7.00 per year 

Books

$300.00 per year 

Transportation

Fees Vary

Application Fees for DI's 

Fees Vary 

 

 

 

 


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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
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Page manager: Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:55:20 PM