The field of dietetics and nutrition is dynamic and rapidly evolving as more research is elucidated on the relationships between food, nutrition, human health and disease. With a greater emphasis on preventive health care and improved eating habits, we are committed to supporting our communities by promoting healthier lifestyles through better nutrition across diverse populations. To meet the ever-changing demands, we foster a synergistic approach to our evidence-based research initiatives. We also maintain more than 30 community partners across South Florida. Some of the most active are with local hospital systems such as Baptist Health, Memorial Regional and Broward Health. Others include Independent Living Systems, FLIPANY, Special Olympics, Broward County Public Schools and Miami Jewish Home.
Graduates from Stempel Colleges award-winning Department of Dietetics & Nutrition often go on to work in health care systems, home health care, food service, private business, research and educational organizations after graduation. As vital members of medical teams in hospitals, long-term care facilities and health maintenance organizations, they provide medical nutrition therapyusing specific nutrition services to treat chronic conditions, illnesses or injuries.
The department met a significant milestone from January June 2017 with a 100-percent passing rate on the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam for students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). For the entire year of 2017, the pass rate average was 79 percent. The national pass rate benchmark is 80 percent. The departments three-year pass rate average is 87 percent.
We are recognized for excellence in dietetics and applied nutrition research, and these efforts serve as the foundation for quality education and responsive community engagement. Our research advances the profession, promotes nutrition as disease treatment/prevention, integerates food and nutrition services in clinical, home and health networks; and trains professionals to serve the needs of diverse populations. For more information about the colleges top-line research topics, visit the research section of the website.