Accreditation

The Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy Status for Accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Accreditation includes self-analysis, preparation of a self-study report, and an on-site evaluation visit by a team of professional peers. Dietetics educators and practitioners, appointed by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) board, participate in the peer review process to determine if a program is achieving its own educational objectives and meeting the accreditation standards. The ACEND board accredits programs that are able to meet these standards.

Candidacy status is awarded after review of an eligibility application and self-study report and an on-site evaluation indicate that the program is progressing toward compliance with the Accreditation Standards and demonstrates institutional readiness to implement the proposed program. The Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy status.  After candidacy for accreditation is granted, the program may enroll students. Students on premises and enrolled after candidacy is granted will be considered graduates of an accredited program on successful completion of the program.

If you would like to be notified when further details become available, please contact Graduate Admissions at (325) 674-6911, toll free at (855) 822-3267, or email us at gradinfo@acu.edu

Completion of the dietetic internship allows interns to sit for the Registration Examination for Dieticians. Application for state certification/licensure  (if applicable) may be made after credentialing.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60606-6995
(800) 877-1600, ext. 5400
www.acend@eatright.org
 

Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Application Deadline:
Fall 2014
  • August 8, 2014

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