Ashland University DPD Mission & Vision for our Students
The Ashland University Didactic Program in Dietetics' mission is to provide the foundation of knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to encourage the development of ethical behavior, intellectual growth, critical thought, communication and problem solving skills, in preparation for entry into post-baccalaureate dietetics internships, professional employment and/or graduate school; as well as developing students to become contributing members of the scientific community.
Completing Your Degree
Completion of degree requirements will result in the student being awarded a Verification Statement of completion of the Ashland University Didactic Program in Dietetics. Following completion of the DPD, completing an accredited dietetic internship program is required before students are eligible to take the registration examination and obtain the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) credential.
Acceptance into an accredited dietetic internship program is extremely competitive. Currently, there is a significant shortage of available internship positions for the number of students applying for acceptance. Acceptance into an internship program cannot be guaranteed. Because of this shortage, it is vitally important to excel academically and gain work-related experiences to improve your chances of being accepted.