2021 Accreditation Decisions

In 2021, 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® following accreditation decisions at its January 27-29, 2021 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • Community Support Services Inc, Gaithersburg, MD

Full and Continued Accreditation

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Texas Christian University, Ft Worth, Texas

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Murray State University, Murray, KY
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Texas Christian University, Ft Worth, Texas
  • Radford University, Radford, Va.

Dietetic Internship

  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.
  • Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Mich.
  • Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
  • City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • Be Well Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
  • Utah State University-Salt Lake, Utah

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Progress Report

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

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

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.

Dietetic Internships

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center, Seattle, Wash

Programs Placed on a Reduced Term after a Site Visit

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio-Continue accreditation on a reduced term ending January 29, 2024
  • Northeastern State University, Muskogee, Okla.-Continue accreditation on a reduced term ending January 29, 2024

Dietetic Internships

  • Texas A&M University Kingsville, Texas-Continue current accreditation status with a reduced term ending January 24, 2022

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI-Approve request to close undergraduate track

Dietetic Internships

  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.- Approve request to change the program completion requirements to include a graduate degree
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. – Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration program
  • North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.- Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration program
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa- Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration program

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted Teach-Out Plan)

Dietetic Internship

  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa- Effective August 16, 2022.
  • Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.-Effective July 1, 2021
  • North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.- Effective June 30, 2023
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.-Effective January 1, 2024
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.- Effective May 31, 2021

March

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its March 8, 2021 meeting.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass.- Approve request to change from a baccalaureate degree program to a graduate degree program.

Dietetic Internship

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas -Approve the request to add a graduate degree to the program completion requirements.

April

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its April 26, 2021 meeting.

The following program was placed on probation at the April 26, 2021 ACEND Board meeting. The probation decision became final on June 9, 2021 after the 30-day reconsideration Period ended.

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

Dietetic Program in Dietetics

  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetic Internship

  • Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Dietetic Internship, Rosindale, Mass.
  • New York Distance Dietetic Internship, Lynbrook, N.Y.

International Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Bond University, Robina, QLD, Australia

Future Education Model Graduate Degree Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass.
  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Site Visit

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Dietetic Internship

  • Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero, Atascadero, Calif.

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Gateway Community College, New Haven, Conn.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Progress Report

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.

Programs Placed on a Reduced Term After a Site Visit

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Texas A&M Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas

Continued with a Reduced Accreditation Term after a Progress Report

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.

Substantive Program Changes

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.-Approve request to change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.-Approve request to eliminate the undergraduate degree track and add remote supervised practice.

Dietetic Internship

  • VA. St. Louis Health Care System, St Louis, Mo.- Approve request to require a graduate degree for program completion.
  • Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.- Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model graduate program.

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Dietetic Internship

  • Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wis.- Effective May 31, 2025

May

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics made the following accreditation decisions at its May 10, 2021 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

Substantive Program Changes

Dietetic Internship

  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. - Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model graduate program.
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill. - Increase enrollment.

June

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its June 14, 2021, meeting.

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

The following program was placed on probation at the June 14, 2021 ACEND® Board meeting. The probation decision became final on July 22, 2021 after the 30-day reconsideration period ended.

Dietetic Internship

  • Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Future Education Model Graduate Demonstration Program

  • Harding University, Searcy, Ark

Substantive Program Changes

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD-Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate (FG) program.
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich- Approve request to add a graduate degree

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa- Approve request to offer the program via distance education

Dietetic Internship

  • Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wis- Approve request to offer a graduate degree and remote supervised practice track

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Harding University, Searcy, Ark- Effective May 4, 2024
  • Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio -Effective May 1, 2023

July

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its July 28-30, 2021, meeting.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Site Visit

Dietetic Internship

  • Morrison Healthcare, Sandy Springs, GA

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Progress Report

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Dominican University, River Forest, Ill

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Queens College-CUNY, Flushing, NY

Dietetic Internship

  • Southwestern University, Phoenix, Ariz
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Programs Continued on a Reduced Term After a Progress Report

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • California State University, San Bernardino, Calif
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Programs Continued on a Reduced Term After a Progress Report and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Northeastern State University, Muskogee, OK

Substantive Program Changes

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas-Approve the request to grant a graduate degree

Dietetic Internship

  • California State University Fresno, Fresno, Calif-Approve request to add a graduate degree
  • Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, PA-Deny the request to add a graduate degree

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Harding University, Searcy, Ark- Effective May 4, 2024

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN-Effective September 1, 2021