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:
- Assures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education through a peer review process.
- Effectively communicates the accreditation process and expectations.
- Fosters innovation in nutrition and dietetics education.
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.