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For undergraduate students, the Didactic Program in Dietetics follows the Nutrition & Dietetics Track in the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree (See “Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree” under Undergraduate). Successful completion of the courses in this track meets the current standards of education requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education in preparation for placement in a supervised practice (dietetic internship) program (See “Requirements to Receive the ADA Verification Statement” section below).
The University of the Incarnate Word Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext 5400.
The Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word Nutrition Program is to prepare professionals committed to providing nutrition and dietetic services to improve the health and well-being of individuals and groups. The program emphasizes the importance of scientific and evidence-based practice, ethical decision-making, and understanding of social justice issues including regional through global ecological dimensions of food and nutrition.
The Undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics track (Didactic Program in Dietetics) prepares students for successful entry into dietetic internships and entry-level food and nutrition careers to meet the needs of the region. We are committed to providing an educational environment that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and development of leadership rooted in values of social justice.
The Goals and Objectives of the University of the Incarnate Word Didactic Program in Dietetics are as follows:
1. To prepare dependable, competent individuals committed to the advancement of the profession of dietetics.
2. To educate individuals to meet the nutritional needs of the community of Southwest Texas.
To be eligible to receive the ADA Verification Statement indicating completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, undergraduate nutrition students must fulfill the following requirements: 1) Complete the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree, Nutrition and Dietetics track, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; 2) Obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all nutrition and supporting discipline courses listed in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics degree plan; and 3) Present a professional portfolio demonstrating acquisition and progression of knowledge and skills related to nutrition and dietetics. This portfolio will be examined by the Nutrition faculty prior to completion of the student’s degree.