The mission for the Dietitian Education Program (DEP) at North Dakota State University is to prepare competent professionals who will contribute to the profession and community as entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) in clinical, food service or community nutrition.
Program Goal 1 and objectives:
Program graduates will function successfully as entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) in the profession of dietetics.
Of graduates who seek employment, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields 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%.
Eighty percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
At least 80% of program students complete the program/degree requirements within 4.5 years (150% of the program length as defined in years).
Based on graduation surveys, 80% of program graduates will be satisfied with the training they received in the program.
Based on surveys at 1 year post-graduation, 80% or more of graduates’ employers will state that they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with graduate’s preparation for entry-level practice.
Program Goal 2 and objectives:
The program will produce graduates who contribute to the profession and community through involvement in organizations and volunteering at the local, state, or national level.
Based on surveys given at 1 and 5 years post-graduation, 60% or more of graduates will report they are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Based on surveys given at 1 and 5 years post-graduation , 50% or more of graduates will report they engaged in community service defined as volunteering time, giving a presentation to a community group, organizing a fundraising activity, or other activities involving donation of time or services.
Based on surveys given at 1 and 5 years post-graduation , 25% or more or graduates will report that they have held a leadership position in an organization.
*Program outcome data is available upon request.
DEP Program Costs
Tuition and Fees: http://www.ndsu.edu/admission/cost_tuition/cost/
Estimated additional costs:
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 (required)
Mantoux Test: $ 8.00 per year (required)
Student Membership in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: $ 60.00 per year (required)
Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership: $ 7.00 per year (required)
Books: $500.00 per semester
Drug test: Cost varies (not required by NDSU but may be required by clinical sites)
Criminal Background Check: $60
Mantoux test: $20
Varicella titer: $75
Flu Shot: $20