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Goals of the DPD and Outcome Measures


  1. The Program will increase the percent of FCS nutrition option students who enter and complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics through advisement and mentoring by faculty and staff
  • Fifty percent (50%) of the FCS pattern A (Nutrition/Dietetics/Food Science) students will enter the Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • A minimum of 75% of the students who begin the DPD will complete it within 150% (3 years) of the time they expected to.
  • On a 5-point scale (5=very satisfied; 1=very dissatisfied) the average annual rating of students’ advisement/mentoring by faculty in the DPD will be at least 3.0  

  1. The Program will prepare DPD graduates for successful entry and completion of a dietetic internship program
  • Fifty percent (50%) of the DPD students will apply for DIs within one year of program completion
  • Thirty three  percent (33%) of the verified graduates of the DPD will enter DIs within one year of completing the DPD
  • Eighty percent (80%) of the students who complete the DPD and go on to DIs, complete those DIs having met or exceeded the performance expectations of the DI program directors.  

  1. The program will prepare graduates for entry into food and nutrition related careers
  • Over a 5-year period, eighty percent (80%) of  DPD graduates will successfully complete the Registration Exam upon first administration
  • Thirty three (33%) percent of the verified graduates of the DPD will enter food/nutrition related careers (including additional education) not requiring DIs within 6 months of completion of the DPD
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of dietetic internship will rate (on a 5 point scale) the overall performance of dietetic interns from CSUN’s DPD as not less than 3 where 3 = meets expectations; 5 = greatly exceeds expectations
  • Seventy –five percent (75%) of employers will rate the preparation of program graduates as good to excellent