ACEND Mission and Vision
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) is an autonomous accrediting agency for education programs preparing students to begin careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Programs meeting the ACEND Accreditation Standards are accredited by ACEND®.
ACEND Mission: ACEND ensures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education to advance the practice of the profession.
ACEND Vision: ACEND is valued for advancing excellence in nutrition and dietetics education.
ACEND Strategic Goals:
- Elevate the quality of nutrition and dietetics education across the globe.
- Promote opportunities for increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and access in nutrition and dietetics education.
- Focus communication and collaboration to cultivate excellence in nutrition and dietetics.
ACEND Strategic Plan: The ACEND Board reviews and revises its strategic plan each year.
Find an ACEND-Accredited Program
ACEND has more than 600 accredited programs across the United States and select countries internationally, with in-person and online options. Use the search filters to find the program that fits your needs.