Mission & Goals
We prepare students to be leaders in their field and to fulfill prominent and varied professional roles.
Recognizing the importance of good nutrition in maintaining health and preventing disease, the Dietetics Program strives to serve the community by producing dietitians with the knowledge, skills, and experience to meet the challenges of the diverse and changing field of dietetics.
The Program supports the principles of academic excellence, service to others, and lifelong learning by fostering the student's professional and personal growth within a broad range of educational and practical experiences.
Goals and Outcomes
Goal 1: To attract, retain, and graduate well-qualified students
- Student and graduate satisfaction with curriculum
- Employer satisfaction with graduates
- Student completion of program
- Pass rate on RD exam
- Employment of graduates
Goal 2: To promote student and faculty community service
- Student, graduate, and faculty participation in community service activities
Goal 3: To foster and support faculty and student scholarly activity
- Student and faculty participation in scholarly activity
- Dissemination of research findings (publication or presentation), including thesis research
* Outcome data are available on request
At D'Youville, select classes in the Dietetics Program integrate community service activities with coursework. In the Quantity Food Preparation (DTC 409L) course, students gain experience in planning and coordinating quantity food production, including a Thanksgiving meal prepared for residents of the Santa Maria Towers (low income housing for seniors).