2020 Accreditation Decisions

In 2020, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made accreditation decisions for the following months:


January

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its January 22-24, 2020 meeting. These decisions became final on March 11, 2020 after the 30-day reconsideration period ended.

Programs Placed on Probation Due to Non-compliance with ACEND Accreditation Standards

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

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

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tenn.

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.

ACEND®made the following accreditation decisions at its January 22-24, 2020 meeting that became effective January 24, 2020.

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Delaware State University, Dover, Del.
  • Keiser University-Melbourne, Melbourne, Fla.
  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass.
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.

Dietetic Internships

  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, Calif.
  • Nutrition Ink Dietetic Internship, Banning, Calif.
  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises WIC, Irwindale, Calif.
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn.
  • Western Connecticut Health Network, Danbury, Conn.
  • AdventHealth Dietetic Internship Program, Orlando, Fla.
  • Florida International University, Miami, Fla.
  • Keiser University Distance DI, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, Fla.
  • Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Ill.
  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Ill.
  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship, Biloxi, Miss.
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Brooklyn College CUNY, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Med Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Keith and Associates, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa.
  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Harding University, Searcy, Ark.
  • Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ariz.
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, Calif.
  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Ill.
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
  • Madonna University, Livonia, Mich.
  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Brooklyn College CUNY, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa.
  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks, Minn.
  • Tarrant County College, Arlington, Texas

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following Progress Report or Interim Report)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Dietetic Internships

  • University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minn.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.

Continued Probationary Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.

Substantive Program Changes

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Fontbonne University St. Louis, Mo. - Reorganized into Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Dietetic Internships

  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont. - Add a graduate degree track

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Dietetic Internships

  • Daemen College, Amherst, N.Y. - Effective August 1, 2020

March

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its March 9, 2020 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Future Education Model Bachelor Program

  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Indianapolis University Purdue at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.

Accreditation Term Extended

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas - Delay the program's site visit by one year and extend the accreditation term from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska – Request to add remote supervised practice sites

Major Programmatic Change Request Denied

Dietetic Internship

  • The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn. - Request to add a remote supervised practice track

Programs Voluntarily Closing

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa. - Effective May 30, 2023

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Hunter College CUNY, New York, N.Y. - Effective May 31, 2023

April

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its April 13, 2020 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

International Coordinated Program

  • Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Dietetic Internship

  • Lagniappe Wellness, Biloxi, Miss.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Dietetic Internship

  • SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, N.Y.- Reorganize into a Future Education Model Demonstration Program

Continued Probationary Accreditation with a Reduced Accreditation Term

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Arkansas State University, State University, Ark.

Continue Full Accreditation after a Progress Report

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Merritt College, Oakland, Calif.

Programs Voluntarily Closing

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • California State University, Los Angeles, Calif. - Effective December 11, 2020

May

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its May 11, 2020 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetic Internship

  • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Ark.

Future Education Model Graduate Program

  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.
  • University of Pacific, Sacramento, Calif.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. - Approve the change from quarter credit hours semester credit hours

Dietetic Internship

  • Keene State College, Keene, N.H. - Approve the request to change program degree completion requirements to a graduate degree

Programs Voluntarily Closing

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wis. - Effective May 20, 2023

Dietetic Internship

  • Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Ind. - Effective September 20, 2023

June

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its June 8, 2020 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetic Internship

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health WIC, Harrisburg, Pa.

Future Education Model Graduate Program

  • Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa.
  • Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
  • University of New England, Portland, Maine
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Programs Voluntarily Closing

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho – Effective May 31, 2022

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Fla. - Effective May 31, 2022

July

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its July 22-24, 2020 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetic Internship

  • Komplete Business, Turnersville, N.J.

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following a Site Visit)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.
  • Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, Wash

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Buffalo State SUNY, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Queens College-CUNY, Flushing, N.Y.
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Ill
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va

Dietetic Internships

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif
  • Department of State Hospitals Napa, Napa, Calif
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester, Rochester, Minn
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Queens College-CUNY, Flushing, N.Y.
  • San Jose University, San Jose, Calif
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center, Seattle, Wash
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Ill
  • St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn
  • Texas A&M University Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Ga
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla
  • University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University-Spokane, Richmond, Va.
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

Full and Continued Accreditation

(Following Progress Report or Interim Report)

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill
  • Keiser University-Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines, Fla

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State University-Northridge, Calif
  • Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark
  • Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb

Dietetic Internships

  • Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship, Biloxi, MS
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Miss
  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, PR

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Calif
  • Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, N.Y.

Programs Removed from Probation/Affirm Accreditation

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Arkansas State University, State University, Ark
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss
  • Universidad Ana G. Mendez Gurabo Campus, Gurabo, PR

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • California State University, San Bernardino, Calif
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
  • University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tenn

Dietetic Internships

  • Southwestern Dietetic Internship, Phoenix, Ariz
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Gateway Community College, New Haven, Conn
  • Westchester Community College, Valhalla, N.Y.

Substantive Program Changes

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind- Change degree requirements to a graduate degree
  • Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wis- Offer the master’s degree via distance education

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State University, San Bernardino, Calif- Approve request to operate on the Palm Desert branch campus

Dietetic Internships

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas-  Add a graduate degree requirement Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wis- Reorganize the Coordinated Program in Dietetics into a Future Education Model Graduate Degree Program

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colo-Closing effective June 1, 2024

September

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its September 14, 2020 meeting.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - Reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration Program
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX- Form a consortium arrangement with Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE – Reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration Program
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY – Reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration Program
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn. - Reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration Program
  • Memphis VA Medical Center, Catherine Austin Dietetic Internship, Memphis, Tenn. - Add a graduate degree completion requirement

Future Education Model Demonstration Program

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC – Offer the program via distance education

Programs Voluntarily Closing

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of New Haven, West Haven, CT-Effective February 1, 2024

Dietetic Internship

  • University of New Haven, West Haven, CT-Effective August 1, 2022
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE – Effective August 13, 2021
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY – Effective August 1, 2023
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn.- Effective December 22, 2022

Dietetic Technician Program

  • State University of New York-Morrisville, Morrisville, NY-Effective June 8, 2022

Major Programmatic Change Denied

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Framingham State University, Framingham, MA – Request to change from a bachelor’s to graduate level program