Notification of Materials Due: ACEND 2017 Standards Implementation

In fall 2016 ACEND® released the revised 2017 Accreditation Standards for Coordinated Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Didactic Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Programs, Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Programs, Foreign Dietitian Education Programs and International Dietitian Education Programs..

All existing accredited programs are expected to come into compliance with the 2017 Standards by June 1, 2017.

To demonstrate compliance with the 2017 Standards, all programs are required to submit an updated curriculum map (including the required components checklist) and student learning outcomes assessment plan no later January 3, 2018. The curriculum map and student learning outcomes assessment plan can be submitted via email to [email protected].

No cover letter or narrative needs to be included, only the templates as specified by program type below need to be provided.

A $150 late fee will be assessed for information submitted after the January 3, 2018 due date.

You do not need to resubmit any of the 2017 standards documents below if you submit prior to January 3, 2018 as part of another report to ACEND®.

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), Foreign Dietitian Education Program (FDE), International Dietitian Education Program (IDE)

Dietetic Internship (DI) and DPD Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP)

Dietetic Technician Program (DT)

The standards, guidance information and crosswalks of the 2017 standards with the 2012 standards are posted here.

Please contact your accreditation manager or [email protected] or 1-800-877-1600 x5400 if you have any questions.