Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science - Nutrition Option | Nutrition Minor

Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science - Nutrition

 

Program Description:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the Verification Statement requirements to fulfill the competencies for Dietitians established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). University of Colorado Colorado Springs DPD Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL  60606-6995, (800)877-1600, ext. 5400.

For any additional information contact the DPD/ISPP Program Director, Sean Svette by email at ssvette@uccs.edu or by phone 719-255-4478.

 

Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the DPD is to provide students with a comprehensive, rigorous core of knowledge and professional skills to prepare them for future success in supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. The mission of the DPD is to provide students with a comprehensive, rigorous core of knowledge and professional skills to prepare them for future success in supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.

 

Important Update:

Students entering the final three semester DPD course sequence (see the Nutrition Option Advising Guide) after spring of 2021 will need to have obtained or pursue a master’s degree in order to meet the January 1, 2024, Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) minimum eligibility requirement to take the registered dietitian nutritionist credentialing examination. To learn more about the dietetics career field, visit Information for Students.

 

Goals and Outcome Measures

Goal 1

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Through motivation and support, DPD faculty and staff will encourage students to complete their DPD program of study in a timely manner.

  • Objective 1: Seventy percent of the students who declare the nutrition option in Health Sciences (defined as spring junior year) will successfully complete it within 3 years of the declaration.
  • Objective 2: Seventy-five percent of students choosing the DPD in Health Sciences will rate the advising and counseling services provided by Student Services (now Academic Advising) as “satisfactory” or better.
  • Objective 3: Seventy-five percent of the students choosing the nutrition option in Health Sciences will rate the motivation, support and encouragement provided by DPD faculty as “satisfactory” or better.
Goal 2

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The DPD will prepare graduates for a dietetic internship.

  • Objective 1: Sixty percent of DPD graduates will apply for a dietetic internship within 12 months of completion of the DPD program.
  • Objective 2: Fifty-five percent of DPD graduates who apply for a dietetic internship within 12 months of completion of the DPD Program will be matched with an internship, including an ISPP program.
  • Objective 3: Seventy-five percent of dietetic internship directors will rate the overall preparation of DPD graduates as average or above average.
 

Goal 3

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The DPD will prepare graduates for the RDN exam.

  • Objective 1: Eighty percent of the DPD graduates who take the RD exam will successfully pass the RD exam on the first attempt.
  • Objective 2: Ninety percent of the DPD graduates who take the RD exam with eventually pass the RD exam.
Goal 4

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The DPD faculty will encourage graduates to contribute to the field of dietetics and nutrition.

  • Objective 1: Within 12 months of program completion, 60% of the students will have either applied for a dietetic internship or advanced education program or have found employment in nutrition-related jobs.
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs DPD Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL  60606-6995, (800)877-1600, ext. 5400. 
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