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Mission and Goals

Graduates of our DPD program will be prepared to enter the growing field of nutrition and dietetics and apply for supervised practice programs leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Our program mission, goals and supporting objectives are found below.


Our mission is to provide a broad educational background incorporating the knowledge, and research and practice skills, needed to prepare students for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who apply research skills and evidence-based practice to serve the public and promote health and prevent disease.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

Through completion of the DPD program, graduates will be prepared for a supervised practice program or graduate school.


Goal 2

To prepare DPD program graduates to become competent entry-level RDNs servicing the needs of the public in promoting health and preventing disease.


Program outcomes data are available upon request from the Program Director, Dr. Virginia Quick via email at

Dietetics Option

Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RDN

Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RD, FAND
Davison Hall, Rm. 209