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Accreditation Information

The Fontbonne University Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-899- 400. 

 

Program Mission, Goals, and Objectives 

The mission of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Fontbonne University is to prepare graduates as competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists. Graduates use their knowledge and skills in food, nutrition, health promotion, and communication to enrich quality of life and advance the health of individuals, families, and communities. 

Program Goal #1:  Program graduates will be prepared as competent entry-level professionals in the areas of food, nutrition, and dietetics. 

Objectives:* 

  1. “At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 3.75 years [26 months for DPD graduates] (150% of planned program length)”. 
  1. “At least 90  percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion”.  
  1. “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%”.  
  1. Of the employers who respond to the survey, at least 80 percent will report that program graduates are at least adequately prepared for their position.   

 

Program Goal #2: Program graduates will achieve their career goals in food, nutrition, and dietetics.  

Objectives:* 

  1. “Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation”.  
  1. At least 50 percent of graduates who indicate that they are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields will report being employed in their desired area of practice (i.e. clinical, community, food and nutrition management, consulting and business, or education and research) within 12 months.  
  1. Of the graduates who respond to the 12 month follow up survey, at least 80% will respond with a “4” or “5” to the question that asks how adequately the supervised practice portion of the program prepared them for their current position.    

 

*Program outcome data are available upon request.  

Resources

Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S. and M.A.)

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