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Learning Outcomes

Core Knowledge for the RD

  1. Domain 1. Scientific and Evidence Base of Practice: Integration of scientific information and translation of research into practice. 


     Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

     KRDN 1.1     Demonstrate how to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical, evidence-based practice


     KRDN 1.2     Use current information technologies to locate and apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols.

     KRDN 1.3     Apply critical thinking skills. 


Domain 2. Professional Practice Expectations: Beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for the professional dietician nutritionist level of practice. 


     Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

     KRDN 2.1     Demonstrate effective and professional oral and written communication and documentation.

     KRDN 2.2     Describe the governance of nutrition and dietetics practice, such as the Scope of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice and the

                          Code of Ethics for the Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics; and describe inter-professional  relationships in various

                          practice settings.

     KRDN 2.3     Assess the impact of a public policy position on nutrition and dietetics practice.

     KRDN 2.4     Discuss the impact of health care policy and different health care delivery systems on food and nutrition services.

     KRDN 2.5     Identify and describe the work of interprofessional teams and the roles of others with whom the registered dietician

                          nutritionist collaborates in the delivery of food and nutrition services.

     KRDN 2.6     Demonstrate an understanding of cultural competence/sensitivity.

     KRDN 2.7     Demonstrate identification with the nutrition and dietetics profession through activities such as participation in professional

                          organizations and defending a position on issues impacting the nutrition and dietetics profession.           

     KRDN 2.8     Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and expectations of a professional in mentoring and precepting others.


Domain 3. Clinical and Customer Services: Development and delivery of information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations. 


     Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

     KRDN 3.1     Use the Nutrition Care Process to make decisions, identify nutrition-related problems and determine and evaluate nutrition


     KRDN 3.2     Develop an educational session or program/educational strategy for a target population.

     KRDN 3.3     Demonstrate counseling and education methods to facilitate behavior hange and enhance wellness for diverse individuals

                          and groups.

     KRDN 3.4     Explain the processes involved in delivering quality food and nutrition services.

     KRDN 3.5     Describe basic concepts of nutritional genomics.


Domain 4. Practice Management and Use of Resources: Strategic application of principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations.



     Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

     KRDN 4.1     Apply management theories to the development of programs or services.

     KRDN 4.2     Evaluate a budget and interpret financial data.

     KRDN 4.3     Describe the regulation system related to billing ad coding, what services are reimbursable by third party payers, and how

                          reimbursement may be obtained.

     KRDN 4.4     Apply the principles of human resource management to different situations.

     KRDN 4.5     Describe safety principles related to food, personnel and consumers.

     KRDN 4.6     Analyze data for assessment and evaluate data to be used in decision-making for continuous quality improvement.



Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352


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 Last Modified 2/15/19