Didactic Program in Dietetics Mission and Verification Statements
Didactic Program in Dietetics Mission Statement
The program is dedicated to providing quality education that prepares the student for competent practice and current and future roles in the dietetic profession. The program is committed to facilitating the intellectual, personal and professional growth and lifelong learning of students. The program is committed to developing critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills to prepare students for the challenges of an evolving diverse community and work place.
The signed verification statement documents that an individual has completed the requirements of a dietetics education program accredited or approved by CADE. It is essential to the CADE dietetics education, CDR registration eligibility, and ADA Active membership process.
The completion of CADE Didactic Program requirements and at least a bachelor's degree are necessary for eligibility to a CADE-accredited/approved supervised practice program. For more information about verification statements, see the fact sheet on Frequently Asked Questions about Verification Statements.
Therefore, students who are verified as completing the DPD requirements by the program director may apply for supervised practice in a DI/AP4. After finishing both academic and supervised practice requirements, the individual is then eligible to apply for active membership in ADA and/or to take the Registration Examination.