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Human Biology

Nutritional Science/Dietetics - Program Mission & Goals

To provide high quality interdisciplinary courses and learning opportunities that focus on the biological, physiological and behavioral aspects of the human organism with an emphasis on the role that food and nutrition have in maintaining and improving health. This program integrates evidence-based scientific principles and critical thinking skills needed for success in dietetic internships, graduate studies and employment in food and nutrition-related fields.

Program Goals

DP programs need to clearly articulate the broad goals of their undergraduate educational curriculum. As part of the accreditation process, every accredited DP program is required to establish program goals and evaluate the progress of these goals on an on-going basis. Following are the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) Program Goals for which we create measurable outcomes to track progress on these goals.

  1. To prepare graduates who will be competent entry-level dietitians.
  2. To prepare well qualified graduates who will be employed in education, food industry and business, food service systems, community agencies, government agencies and health care organizations.
  3. Through encouragement, motivation and support, program faculty and staff will maintain or increase the number of students who complete their dietetic program of study.
  4. To prepare graduates who will be committed to life-long learning and advanced educational opportunities.

Graduate Outcomes

We track the following outcomes to help us ensure the quality and continued improvement of our program:

  1. To prepare graduates who will be competent entry-level dietitians.
    1. Over a five-year period, 60% of DP graduates will apply to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program.
    2. Over a five-year period, 80% of those applying to supervised practice programs the academic year they complete the program will be accepted.
    3. Over a five-year period, the pass rate for program graduates taking the registration examination for the first time will be at least 80%.
    4. Over a five year period, DP students who take the RD exam will perform above the national mean in at least four of the five years
    5. Over a five-year period, internship directors who respond to surveys will indicate that UW-Green Bay DP students are well prepared for a dietetic internship at satisfactory level or above with a mean score of 3.0 or greeter on a scale of 1-5
    6. Over a five-year period, 75% of program graduates who respond to surveys will indicate that the DP program prepared them well for the dietetic internship as indicated by either "excellent or good"
  2. To prepare graduates who will be employed in education, food industry and business, food service systems, community agencies, government agencies and health care organizations.
    1. Over a five-year period, 80 % of program graduates who respond to survey and indicate seeking employment will be employed within 6 months of being eligible.
    2. Over a five-year period, 50 % of program graduates who respond to surveys will be employed in food, nutrition and dietetic related professions.
    3. Over a five-year period, 80% of employers who respond to surveys will evaluate program graduates as satisfactory or above on job performance.
  3. Through encouragement, motivation and support, program faculty and staff will maintain or increase the number of students who complete their dietetic program of study.
    1. Over a five-year period, 60% of students who complete a declaration of major and emphasis, and begin the program will complete the DP upper level course requirements within six semesters.
    2. Over a five-year period, 400 upper level class size will average 10-12 students annually.
    3. Over a five-year period, students who respond to exit surveys will indicate a mean score of above average (4.0) or better, on a scale of 1-6 with 6=excellent, with respect to encouragement, motivation and support provided by the faculty and advisors.
  4. To prepare graduates who will be committed to life-long learning and advanced educational opportunities.
    1. Over a five-year period, 80 % of students who apply to graduate studies will be accepted.
    2. Over a five-year period, 50 % of graduates who respond to surveys will indicate plan for obtaining an advanced degree or practice certification in the future.