Coordinated Program in Dietetics Philosophy, Mission, and Verification Statements
Coordinated Program in Dietetics Philosophy
Dietetics is a major component of comprehensive health care. The coordinated undergraduate educational program in Dietetics is designed to promote a continuous educative process, permitting creative and critical participation by the student.
A plan for progression of learning allows the student to build on knowledge, understanding and skills, as the individual demonstrates various levels of competency toward attainment of stated student outcomes.
The college and field experiences are integral parts of the educational environment. Guided field experiences dovetail with theory to provide opportunity for application of learning. The student is encouraged to become self-evaluative and self-directive by completion of the program.
College faculty, clinical instructors, and students share the responsibility for achieving the outcomes of the program.
Coordinated 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 program is committed to providing for the integration of theory with the application of learning through a sequence of supervised practice experiences that encourages student self-evaluation and self-direction.
The program is dedicated to preparing students with added proficiency in providing nutrition education to a variety of clients
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.
A verification statement is required by CDR upon completion of CPD to indicate completion of academic or supervised practice requirements for eligibility to write the registration examination. In addition, a verification statement is needed when applying for ADA Active membership. See http://www.eatright.org/cade/verifaqs.html for more information.
CPD students upon successful completion of all academic and supervised practice requirements are given 6 original signature verification statements for use in applying for jobs, ADA membership, future certification or licensure applications, and personal record.
For more information about verification statements, link to the ADA/CDR Web site cited above for a fact sheet on "Frequently Asked Questions about Verification Statements."