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Nutritional Sciences Program

RD Training Program

Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics

 

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Program Outcomes and Learning Objectives

The GCPD at the University of Washington strives to provide the highest quality program focused on our program goals. The goals and measured outcomes are provided below:

Goal 1 - Program outcomes

Provide an evidence-based curriculum and supervised practice to develop competent dietetic professionals

1.1

90%

of students will successfully pass the GCPD curriculum

1.2

80%

of graduates will rate their preparation for the practice experience as satisfactory

1.3

90%

of students will rate preceptors / sites greater than or equal to satisfactory

1.4

90%

of preceptors will rate students adequately prepared for rotations

1.5

90%

of GCPD interns will successfully complete the practice experience program including a concentration area 

1.6

80%

of graduates will rate their preparation for an entry level position as greater than or equal to satisfactory

1.7

70%

of graduates will rate concentration training as greater than or equal to satisfactory in preparing for their  career

1.8

80%

of graduates will complete their degree within 3 years of admittance or within 1 year after completing their supervised practice

1.9 80% of graduates will earn a passing score on the Registrations Examination for Dietitians administered by the CDR on the first try

1.10

90%

of graduates will be employed within the field of deitetics or enrolled in further graduate school, withing six months of graduation

1.11

80%

of employers of GCPR graduates (who complete the survey) will rate the student's preparation as great than or equal to satisfactory

 

Goal 2 - Research and Technology

Integrate research related to nutrition as an applied science into the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in both coursework and experiences in a variety of practice settings. Integrate informatics and technology into the didactic courses and practice experience

2.1

100%

of didactic courses and clinical conferences will integrate nutrition research principles and evidence based practice into the content and evaluation

2.2

30%

of graduates will demonstrate use of research skills in publication/presentations in their careers within 5 years of completing their graduate degree

2.3

100%

of courses and practice experiences will integrate technology and/or informatics within the curriculum

2.4

70%

of graduates will rate their training as greater than satisfactory in preparing them in the use of appropriate productivity tools (Word processors, spreadsheets, presentation tools, search tools to support EBM, web-based discussion groups, web-based portfolios, statistical analysis programs)

 

Goal 3 - Leadership

Prepare students in the GCPD to assume roles in leadership and policy development

3.1 

90%

of GCPD students will be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

3.2

80%

of GCPD students will attend the WSAND Annual Meeting at least once and at least one other local dietetic professional meeting

3.3

10%

of graduates will hold elected/appointed positions in a dietetic professional organization within 5 years of completing the GDPD and their degree

Methods of evaluation include daily feedback and end of rotation evaluations by preceptors, weekly logs and reflections evaluated by GCPD faculty & staff and a portfolio of activities and assignments completed for each rotation.  A formal report is compiled and evaluated by the Program Director at conclusion of the Practice Experience.

Updated November 12, 2014

For questions about the GCPD, please contact:

University of Washington
Nutritional Sciences Program
305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410
Seattle, WA 98195
206.221.8111
GCPD@uw.edu

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