2016 Accreditation Decisions

In 2016, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made accreditation decisions during the following months:


January

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its January 27-29, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Northland Community College, East Grand Forks, Minn.

Dietetic Internships

  • Nutrition Ink, Banning, Calif.
  • University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn.
  • Florida Hospital, Orlando, Fla.
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Continued Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None


Initial Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Trocaire College, Williamsville, N. Y.

Dietetic Internships

  • Priority Nutrition Care, Hingham, Mass.
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Solmaz Institute Lenoir Rhyne University, Hickory, N.C.

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Dietetic Internships

  • Clinica Sierra Vista, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Sarasota District Schools, Osprey, Fla.
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Emory Hospitals, Atlanta, Ga.
  • University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
  • MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Full and Continued Accreditation

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

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif.
  • University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
  • Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
  • Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas

Dietetic Internships

  • University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester, Rochester, Minn.
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center, Seattle, Wash.
  • Center for Child Development & Developmental Disabilities-DI, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
  • Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Life University, Marietta, Ga.
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Dietetic Internship

  • Life University, Marietta, Ga.

Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.
  • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, Wash.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. V a.

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)

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Labouré College, Milton, Mass.

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)

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.
  • Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.
  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Dietetic Internship

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

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

  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Delaware State University, Dover, Del.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, N.Y.

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)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Programs Closing Voluntarily - Withdrawing from Accreditation

None


Major Programmatic Change Approved


Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, La. – Request for two years inactive status

Dietetic Internship

  • U.S. Military Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, Texas – Request to dissolve the consortium

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

None

Major Programmatic Changes Denied

None


April 2016

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its April 11, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Continued Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Initial Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full and Continued Accreditation

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

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, N.Y.
  • North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.
  • Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.

Dietetic Internship

  • Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Va.

Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, La.
  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Lincoln College of New England, Southington, Conn.
  • Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

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 Programs in Dietetics

  • Delaware State University, Dover, Del.
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie, Texas

Removed Probation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala.

Dietetic Technician Program

  • LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, N.Y.

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)

None

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

Programs Closing Voluntarily - Withdrawing from Accreditation

None

Major Programmatic Change Approved

None

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

None

Major Programmatic Changes Denied

None


May 2016

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its May 9, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Delaware State University, Dover, Del.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass.

Dietetic Internship

  • Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, Fla.

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

(Following a Program Assessment Report, Major Programmatic Change or Site Visit Extension)

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, La.

June 2016

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its June 13, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.

July

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its July 27-29, 2016 meeting.

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

September

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its September 12, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Internship

  • Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship, Biloxi, Miss.

October

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its October 10, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Dietetic Internships

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

November

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its November 14, 2016 meeting.

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

December

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its December 12, 2016 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Rowan University, Glassboro, Pa.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Request to add the requirement to complete a graduate degree and increase enrollment

Didactic Programs In Dietetics

  • Madonna University, Livonia, Mich. – Request to add a graduate degree track and increase enrollment
  • The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, La. – Closing Plan for May 31, 2019 program closure