Nutrition and Dietetics - Coordinated Program (B.S.C.M.D.)

Degree Type
Degree/Major
Area of Interest
Health and Human Services
Degree Level
Undergraduate
College
College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior

Students in the coordinated program have access to the latest technology for nutrition assessment, nutrition education/counseling, food science, management and professional leadership.  They are able to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom during supervised practice. Students participate in body composition clinics for athletics teams and biometric screenings of community members, along with a variety of other activities.  There are guaranteed experiential learning opportunities once students are in the professional phase of the program, along with opportunity for seniors to complete their final rotation outside of the immediate La Crosse area. (Note, this program is transforming to a master's program as of fall 2022.)

Learning Outcomes

The Program will provide professional education to students in order to prepare competent entry-level dietitians.

  • Over a 3-year period, 80% of Viterbo graduates will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year of their first attempt.
  • Over a 3–year period, 75% of graduates will take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year of graduation.
  • Over a 3-year period, 80% of students beginning the junior year will successfully complete the Coordinated Program within 3 years.
  • Within 12 months of graduation, 80% of graduates will be employed in nutrition and dietetics, or a nutrition related field. 
  • Within one year of graduation, 90% of employers will rate graduates as “good” or higher for performance of Nutrition Care Process, use of evidence-based practice and leadership potential.
  • Within one year of graduation, at least 85% of graduates will rate themselves as “prepared” or above for an entry-level position in the dietetics profession. 

The Program will prepare graduates who will engage in nutrition specific health promotion activities in their first jobs.

  • At one year post graduation, at least 75% of graduates will provide nutrition specific health promotion in their job or as a volunteer.
  • At one year post graduation, at least 75% of graduates will show evidence of leadership activities related to health promotion.

3. The Program will prepare entry-level dietitians who are able to work with individuals from diverse economic, ethnic, or educational backgrounds.

  • At one year post graduation, 100% of graduates will rank themselves as “good” for interactions in one of four diverse groups: age, culture, SES and level of education.

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