2015 Accreditation Decisions

In 2015, 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 14-16, 2015 meeting.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ( ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its January 14-16, 2015 meeting.

Candidacy for Accreditation

International Coordinated Program

  • United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Dietetic Internship

  • Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Continued Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Keiser University, Lakeland, Fla.
  • The University of Mississippi, University, Miss.

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala.
  • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Ark.
  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • Montclair University, Montclair, N.J.
  • Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash.

Dietetic Internships

  • Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala.
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • Montclair University, Montclair, N.J.
  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minn.
  • Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Full and Continued Accreditation

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

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
  • University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash.

Dietetic Internships

  • Southwestern DI Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
  • Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Site Visit)

International Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I.
  • Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.

Dietetic Internship

  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Fla.

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Ariz.
  • Merritt College, Oakland, Calif.

Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala.
  • California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tenn.
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

Dietetic Internships

  • San Diego WIC Dietetic Internship, San Diego, Calif.
  • Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Va.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Black River Technical College, Pocahontas, Ark.
  • Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine

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 with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Florida International University, Miami, Fla.

Place on or Continued Probationary Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Placed on Probationary 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

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.
  • Universidad Del Turabo, Gurabo, P.R.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.
  • North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C.
  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Laboure College, Milton, Mass.
  • LaGuardia Community College, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis, Tenn.

Continued on Probationary Accreditation and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

(Following a Program Assessment Report)

None

Placed or Continued on Probation and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

(Following an Interim Report or Major Change Request)

Dietetic Internship

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

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Ala.– Request to extend the closing date to May 2016

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.– Request extend the accreditation site visit from fall 2015 to spring 2016

Dietetic Internships

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.– Request to move to combine a graduate degree with a dietetic internship
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.– Request to combine a graduate degree with a dietetic internship
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa– Request to provide optional international supervised practice rotations
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, La.– Request to place the program on inactive status beginning June 1, 2015 and ending May 31, 2017
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.– Request to extend the accreditation site visit from fall 2015 to spring

Major Programmatic Change Approved and Conduct a Comprehensive Site Visit Within 24 Months

Dietetic Internships

  • Sodexo Health Care Services, Waltham, Mass.– Request to merge the five accredited Sodexo internships into one Sodexo internship effective fall 2015
  • University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minn.– Request to merge the University of Minnesota, DI and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, DI in Minneapolis into one dietetic internship under the University of Minnesota Dietetic Internship program effective fall 2015

March

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its March 9, 2015 meeting.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its March 9, 2015 meeting.

Full and Continued Accreditation

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

June

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its June 24-26, 2015 meeting.

Continued Candidacy for Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

None

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.
  • University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Ind.
  • St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn.
  • The University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
  • Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Dietetic Internships

  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Dietetic Technician Programs

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

Full and Continued Accreditation

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

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • The University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala.
  • Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark.
  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, Calif.
  • California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Johnson & Wales University, Denver, Colo.
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
  • Madonna University, Livonia, Mich.
  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
  • Johnson & Wales, Providence, R.I.
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.

Dietetic Internships

  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, Calif.
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Division of Public Health, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Ill.
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Columbia University/Teachers College, New York, N.Y.
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • U.S. Military Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Ariz.
  • Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine
  • St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Neb.
  • State University of New York Morrisville, Morrisville, N.Y.
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tarrant County College, Arlington, Texas

International Coordinated Program

  • Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea

Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel, N.C.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.

Full or Continued Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Keiser University, Lakeland, Fla.
  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.
  • The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Delaware State University, Dover, Del.
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.

Dietetic Internships

  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Irwindale, Calif.
  • San Diego WIC, San Diego, Calif.
  • Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.
  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, P.R.
  • Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Va.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Merritt College, Oakland, Calif.
  • Harper College, Palatine, Ill.
  • Columbus State Community College, Columbus, 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 Program in Dietetics

  • California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Removed Probation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Gateway Community College, New Haven, Conn.
  • Middlesex County College, Edison, N.J.

Placed on or Continued Probationary Accreditation with a Reduced Term

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala.

Placed on Probationary 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)

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Labouré College, Milton, Mass.

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

(Following a Program Assessment Report)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

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

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

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

Didactic Program in Dietetics

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

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

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. – Request to transition to a graduate degree granting program

Dietetic Internship

  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio – Request to add an optional international supervised practice

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

None

Major Programmatic Changes Denied

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.– Request to add an international rotation