Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives

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Immaculata's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics has a vision statement clarifying the focus and context of the program within a liberal arts education: We offer current and relevant nutrition and food service information to our students while training them in the skills of research and nutrition counseling as well as providing professional experience.

The mission of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Immaculata is to provide educational excellence that prepares graduates for supervised practice, leading them to be eligible for the Commission on Dietetic Registration's credentialing exam to become registered dietitian nutritionists. The Didactic Program also strives to promote a lifelong appreciation for the attributes of a liberal arts education beyond graduation, encompassing ethical integrity, service, justice, and peace. 

To accomplish this mission, the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics has the following goals.

Goal #1 – Students who graduate will be well prepared in the field of nutrition and dietetics, demonstrating logical and critical thought, independent study, and integration of knowledge.

  • Objective #1: 80 percent of enrolled students will complete the degree requirements within six years (The planned program length is four years).

Goal #2 – Students who graduate will have experiential learning that enhances their preparation for supervised practice.

  • Objective #1: 90 percent of program graduates are expected to apply for admission to a supervised program within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective #2: 70 percent of program graduates who apply for admission to a supervised program are expected to be admitted within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective #3: 80 percent of graduates over a five-year period who have completed supervised practice and take the exam will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following the first attempt.
  • Objective #4: 80 percent of supervised practice program directors will indicate satisfaction with graduates' preparation for supervised practice.

Goal #3 – Students who graduate will be prepared to communicate ideas effectively in a multicultural society, while respecting diversity, exhibiting personal integrity, and displaying ethical conduct.                

  • Objective #1: 90 percent of students will successfully complete practicum experiences across diverse settings.

 

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