Accreditation Information

Mission of the Dietetics Program

Didactic Program in Dietetics at TWU Mission Statement

The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is to prepare students for careers in nutrition and dietetics; to develop critical thinking skills necessary for evidence based practice, and to promote service and leadership.

Program Goals, Objectives and Actual Outcomes

The following goals are based on the “2022 Core Knowledge for the RDN”. These are the criteria that programs which prepare graduates to be Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) must meet to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Goal 1 – Program graduates will be provided a challenging academic program that prepares them for success in a dietetic internship program in order to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

  • At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 6 years (150% of planned program length).
  • At least 70% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Of program graduates who apply to a supervised practice program, at least 80% are admitted 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%.
  • At least 80 % of the graduates will score ≥4.0 on a 5-point scale for evaluation of their preparation for their dietetic internship by their Dietetic Internship Director.
  • At least 80% of program graduates will earn a verification statement.

Goal 2 - Program graduates will be prepared to embrace participation in leadership and service (Revised: 2022 Standards)

  • At least 50% of alumni who respond to the DPD Alumni Survey will indicate they have assumed leadership positions and/or are involved in professional or community service.

Outcome Data

A summary of the outcome data is available on request from the current DPD Director.

Estimated Cost of the Program

Annual cost and fees to attend TWU are described in the current General Catalog under the sections on financial information. The following is an estimation of program cost to the individual student for the 2018-2019 academic year. These estimates are based on full-time attendance (15 semester hours).

Estimated Nine-Month Student Budget

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Tuition (15 sem hrs) $6,584 $6,584 $6,584
Fees $2,992 $2,992 $2,992
Books and Supplies $1,050 $1,050 $1,050
Room and Board $6,993 $8,181 $2,500
Personal Expenses $2,439 $2,124 $1,206
Transportation $1,269 $882 $1,269
Total* $21,327 $21,813 $15,601

*Add $13,740 for out-of-state tuition charges.

Additional variable fees may include:

  • Laboratory course fees (per course): $30
  • Laboratory coats: $30
  • Personal transportation to laboratory sites for NFS 3722: $30
  • Professional organization (e.g. Academy, FNN) membership: $100

Total for additional variable fees: $190

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (ANDF) and the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (TANDF) offer scholarships that are open to students who are members of these associations. ANDF scholarship information is available within the ANDF website and information for TANDF scholarships is available at the TANDF website.

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