International Programs

Listed below are international programs in nutrition and dietetics that are recognized by ACEND® under the Foreign Dietitian Education (FDE) Standards or International Dietitian Education (IDE) Standards. After each program's address is the accreditation status granted by ACEND® and the date the program's accreditation term ends.

Foreign Dietitian Education Programs

All FDE programs are located in a country outside of the U.S. and provide the required nutrition and dietetics coursework and at least 1200 hours of required supervised practice experiences, in the country in which the program is located, to meet ACEND®'s core knowledge and competency requirements to become a nutrition and dietetics practitioner. A verification statement is issued to individuals who successfully complete the program as evidence of eligibility to apply for a U.S.-based supervised practice experience in order to complete the requirements to be eligible to take the CDR credentialing examination.

International Dietitian Education Programs

All IDE programs are located in a country outside of the U.S. and provide the required nutrition and dietetics coursework and at least 1200 hours of supervised practice experiences (at least 900 of which are completed in the U.S.) to meet ACEND®'s core knowledge and competency requirements to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. A verification statement is issued to individuals who successfully complete the program in order to be eligible to take the CDR credentialing examination.

The information in this listing, including program details, is intended to be as accurate as possible when posted, but is subject to change without notice. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics assume no responsibility for changes or errors in the compilation of this information, and no one accessing and using the information shall have any right of recovery on account of its use.