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DPD Mission and Goals


The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Eastern Illinois University is housed within the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.  The mission of the DPD is to provide students with the Foundation Knowledge and Skills through theory-to-practice; relationship-driven education preparing graduates to competently participate in a Dietetic Internship.  The program is committed to instilling in students the ability to be critical and independent thinkers while working in a team environment and promoting an appreciation of and dedication to the profession of dietetics. 

The following program goals have been identified for the years 2007-2016:

1.  Prepare graduates to have the foundational knowledge and skills as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for entry-level dietitians in our diverse society.

2.  Continue to promote dietetics, and its diversity, as a viable career option/program.

3.  Continue to support the needs of the DPD by offering a wide variety of learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, that provide theory-to-practice, relationship-driven education.