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Accredited Dietetics Education Programs

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered.


Registered Dietitian (RD)

 

Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics
Bachelor's and graduate level — dietitian coursework and supervised practice for RD eligibility (combined program)

Dietetic Technician Programs

Dietetic Technician Programs
Associate's degree — DT coursework and supervised practice for DTR eligibility

OR

 

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

Didactic Programs in Dietetics
Bachelor's and graduate level - dietitian coursework only (must be completed before the Dietetic Internship required for RD eligibility)

PLUS
Dietetic Internship Programs

Dietetic Internships
Post bachelor's — supervised practice only for RD eligibility (must complete DPD and at least a bachelor's degree before entry)

 


Important Note

This information is provided in response to questions from the public about eligibility to sit for exams to become a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered, and the presence of ACEND-accredited programs at educational institutions. No other statement about the quality of an educational institution is intended or implied. Only graduates of ACEND-accredited programs are eligible to take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered. Individuals who only have degrees in nutrition, dietetics or other related areas from programs that are not ACEND-accredited are NOT ELIGIBLE to take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered. Educational institutions on the list, below, either have no nutrition program or the nutrition program is not accredited by ACEND.

  • American InterContinental University
  • Ashford University
  • Ashworth College
  • Clayton College of Natural Health
 
  • Huntington College of Health Sciences
  • Jones International University
  • Kaplan University
  • University of Phoenix

Please contact the ACEND office at 800/877-1600 ext.5400 if you have questions.