The University of Saint Francis Coordinated Program in Dietetics (USF CPD) has been granted candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
Program Goals and Objectives
Program Goal 1
The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians.
- 80% of graduates over a 5 year period will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following the first attempt.
- 80% of enrolled students will complete the program requirements within 3 years (150%) from starting the program.
- 70% or more of program graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within 12 months of completing the program.
- 80% of program graduates who are expected to take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists will do so within 12 months of program completion.
- 70% or more of program graduates will be rated as satisfactory by employers.
Program Goal 2
The program will encourage life-long learning, professional development, and leadership roles.
- Over a 5 year period, 70% of graduates will have their Professional Development Portfolio Plan submitted and approved by Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) within 12 months of becoming a Registered Dietitian.
- Over a 5 year period, 50% or more of program graduates will be active in professional organizations and/or community service within 12 months of program completion.
The program outcomes data for the CPD are available upon request.
Students may apply to the USF CPD during their sophomore year. If all admission requirements are met, students will begin the supervised practice experiences during the junior year and complete both remaining class work and the supervised practicum rotations throughout the senior year.