Human Biology Emphasis in

Nutrition & 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 to prepare students for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, graduate studies, and employment in food and nutrition-related fields.

Program Goals and Outcomes
  1. To prepare graduates who will be qualified entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists
  • At least 80% of program students complete the program/degree requirements within three years (150% of program length).
  • Sixty percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Fifty percent of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
  • The program’s one year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%
  • Graduates will perform above the national mean score on the credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists.
  • Supervised practice directors who respond to surveys will indicate that UW-Green Bay DPD graduates are well prepared for supervised practice at a satisfactory level or above.
  • Seventy five percent of program graduates who respond to surveys will indicate that the UW-Green Bay DPD program prepared them for supervised practice at a satisfactory level or above
  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.
  • Fifty percent of program graduates who respond to surveys and indicate seeking employment will be employed in food, nutrition and dietetic related professions within 6 months of being eligible.
  • Eighty percent of employers who respond to surveys will evaluate program graduates as satisfactory or above on job performance.
  3. To prepare graduates who will be committed to life-long learning and advanced educational opportunities.
  • Eighty percent of graduates who respond to surveys and indicate application to graduate studies will be accepted.
  • Fifty percent of graduates who respond to surveys will indicate a desire to obtain an advanced degree or practice certification. 
Program outcomes data are available upon request.