All Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited programs must meet certain basic requirements. One such requirement is that the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) clearly states its mission, goals, and expected program outcomes. This outcome data collected is used to maintain or improve the program effectiveness.
The mission for Marywood University Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is to provide a broad based educational curriculum that includes preparation in the liberal arts as well as nutrition/dietetic theory, which is based on the Foundation Knowledge Requirements and Learning Outcomes of ACEND. This educational framework provides the knowledge needed not only for successful entry into dietetic internships and graduate school, but also for the flexibility which permits changing roles and the development of skills needed for future specializations that the students wish to pursue.
#1 To provide quality didactic learning experiences that prepare graduates to move toward an accredited dietetic internship program, attend graduate school, or pursue other career options.
#2 To provide quality didactic learning experiences that prepare graduates who are accepted and who complete an accredited internship program to become competent entry-level dietitians.
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