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Recent Accreditation Decisions

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its July 27-29, September 12, October 10 and November 14, 2016 meetings. Accreditation action definitions are as follows:

  • Candidacy for Accreditation — program not previously accredited that has had one site visit and is being implemented according to the ACEND® Accreditation Standards. Graduates of a program designated as having candidate status have the same rights and privileges as graduates of an accredited program.
  • Full and Continued Accreditation — program that has had one or more site visits and is in compliance with Accreditation Standards
  • Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term — program is partially or non-complaint with at least one standard and has been given a time period for coming into compliance
  • Probationary Accreditation — program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies and has been given a time period for coming into compliance
  • Accreditation Withdrawn — program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies within the specified time period

November

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Internship

  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Dietetic Internships

  • Augusta Area Dietetic Internship, Augusta, Ga. – Request to add the requirement to complete a graduate degree and change the program name to the Augusta University Dietetic Internship
  • University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, N.Y. – Request to add the requirement to complete a graduate degree and change the program name to the University at Buffalo Dietetic Internship

October

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Internships

  • Florida International University, Miami, Fla.
  • St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship, St. Cloud, Minn.

September

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Internship

  • Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship, Biloxi, Miss.

July

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Internships

  • Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Keiser University, Melbourne, Fla.

Continued Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Arkansas State University, State University, Ark.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, N.J.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa.
  • Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
  • The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Dietetic Internships

  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Wellness Workdays, Hingham, Mass.
  • Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.
  • College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, N.J.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas
  • University of Wisconsin Health Dietetic Internship, Madison, Wisc.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Chandler-Gilbert/Paradise Valley, Chandler, Ariz.
  • Gaston College, Dallas, N.C.

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.
  • The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, Wash.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
  • Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Dietetic Internships

  • Department of State Hospitals, Napa, Calif.
  • Sarasota District Schools, Osprey, Fla.
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
  • University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Site Visit)

Didactic Program in Dietetic

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kans.

Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report or Pass Rate Report)

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Black River Technical College, Pocahontas, Ark.
  • Merritt College, Oakland, Calif.
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tenn.

Dietetic Internships

  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Irwindale, Calif.
  • Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.

International Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico DF, Mexico

Removed Probation and Grant Full Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Removed Probation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Removed Probation

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Removed Probation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report)

None

Placed on or Continued Probationary Accreditation with a Reduced Term

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full or Continued Accreditation

(Following a Focused Site Visit for a Complaint Investigation)

None

Placed on Probationary Accreditation and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Placed on or Continued Probationary Accreditation with a Reduced Term

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report or Pass Rate Report)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Universidad Del Turabo, Gurabo, P.R.

Dietetic Internship

  • Puerto Rico Department of Health, San Juan, P.R.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis, Tenn.

Accreditation or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Term and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

(Following a Program Assessment Report)

None

Placed on or Continued on Probationary Accreditation and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report)

None

Candidacy for Accreditation Denied

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full Accreditation Denied and Withdraw Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full Accreditation Denied and Withdraw Accreditation

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Progress Report or Interim Report)

None

Programs Closing Voluntarily - Withdrawing from Accreditation

None

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. – Request to add a graduate degree track

Dietetic Internships

  • Concordia College, Morehead, Minn. – Request to add completion of a graduate degree requirement
  • Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. – Request to add an international rotation
  • Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va. – Request to add a distance track

Major Programmatic Changes Approved and Conduct a Comprehensive Site Visit within 24 Months

 

None

Major Programmatic Changes Denied

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. – Request to increase enrollment