2022 Accreditation Decisions

In 2022, 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 26-28, 2022 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.

Dietetic Internship

  • VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno, Nev.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Site Visit

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Pace University, Pleasantville, N.Y.
  • Utica College, Utica, N.Y.

Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model)

  • Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif.
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
  • Russell Sage College, Troy, N.Y.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Dietetic Internship

  • Aramark, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif.
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
  • Garden to Table, Bothell, Wash.
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
  • Russell Sage College, Troy, N.Y.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Texas WIC, Austin, Texas
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
  • West Chester University, West Chester, Pa.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Progress Report

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas

Programs Placed or Continued on a Reduced Accreditation Term after a Progress Report

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Programs Continued on a Reduced Term after a Focused Site Visit

  • Northeastern State University, Muskogee, Okla.

Programs Removed From Probation and Continued on a Reduced Accreditation Term

  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs/Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Partnership, Colorado Springs, Colo. - Approve request to reorganize into a Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model)

Dietetic Internships

  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.- Approve request to reorganize into a Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, N.J. - Approve request to resume active status
  • Sodexo, Morrisville, Pa. - Approve request to reorganize into a Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model)
  • Keith and Associates, Tulsa, Okla. - Approve request to reorganize into a Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model)

April

ACEND® following accreditation decisions at its April 11, 2022 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation after a Site Visit

Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • Hood College, Frederick, Md.
  • Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wis.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation after a Site Visit

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Chadron State/ Wayne State College Consortium, Chadron, Neb.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Site Visit

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.
  • State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, N.Y.
  • Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
  • Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa.
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tenn.

Dietetic Internship

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
  • Delicious Living Nutrition, Orleans, Mass.
  • Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.
  • Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa.

Dietetic Technician Program

  • Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Ariz.
  • Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, N.Y.

Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Major Programmatic Change Approved

Dietetic Internship

  • Florida Department of Health in Pasco County, New Port Richey, Fla. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, N.C. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship, Tulsa, Okla. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. - Reorganize into a Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingstown, R.I. - Reorganize into a Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tenn. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va. - Change program completion requirements to a graduate degree.

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. (effective December 31, 2023)

May

ACEND® following accreditation decisions at its May 9, 2022 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation after a Site Visit

Dietetic Internship

  • Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, Tucson, Ariz.

Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Manchester University, Fort-Wayne, Ind.
  • Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

June

ACEND® following accreditation decisions at its June 13, 2022 meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model)

  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W. Va.

Dietetic Internship

  • Diet to Lifestyle, Fayetteville, Ga.

July

ACEND® made the following accreditation decisions at its July 27-29, 2022, meeting.

Grant Candidacy for Accreditation

Graduate Program

  • Widener University, Chester, Pa.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Site Visit

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Howard University, Washington, D.C

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • California State University Fresno, Fresno, Calif.
  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.
  • The University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wis.

Dietetic Internship

  • California State University Fresno, Fresno, Calif.
  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.
  • NutraCo, Holmdel, N.J.
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wis.

Graduate Program

  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Full and Continued Accreditation after a Progress Report

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Arkansas State University, State University, Ark.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala.
  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala.
  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La.
  • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.
  • Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich.
  • St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa.
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.
  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tenn.
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Dietetic Internship

  • Central Valley WIC, Fresno, Calif.
  • Brooklyn College CUNY, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.

Dietetic Technician Programs

  • Gateway Community College, New Haven, Conn.
  • Camden County College, Blackwood, N.J.
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, West Allis, Wis.

Programs Continued/Placed on a Reduced Term After a Progress Report

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics

  • Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus, Gurabo, P.R.

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.

Dietetic Internships

  • Keiser University Distance Dietetic Internship, Ft Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship, Biloxi, Miss.
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Programs Placed on a Reduced Term and Conduct a Focused Site Visit

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, Calif.

Substantive Program Changes

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Approve request to move from an undergraduate degree to a graduate degree.
  • Keiser University – Melbourne, Melbourne, Fla. - Approve request to move from a coordinated program at the bachelor’s level to a coordinated program at the master's level.
  • Keiser University, Lakeland, Fla. - Approve request to move from a coordinated program at the bachelor’s level to a coordinated program at the master's level.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Chadron State College - Wayne State College Consortium, Chadron and Wayne, Neb. - Approve request for an admission hold for Wayne State College campus.
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio - Approve request add distance education.

Dietetic Internship

  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. - Approve request to add a graduate degree.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, N.J. - Approve request to add a graduate degree.
  • Baptist Health System, San Antonio, Texas - Approve request to add a graduate degree.
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas - Approve request to add a graduate degree.
  • Utah State University-Salt Lake, Taylorsville, Utah - Approve request to reorganize into a Future Education Model Graduate Program (GP).

Foreign Dietitian Education Program

  • Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon - Approve request to change from a Foreign Dietitian Education program to an International Coordinated Program.

Programs Voluntarily Closing

(Submitted a Teach-out Plan)

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • University of the District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia - Effective May 31, 2027.

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

The following program was placed on probation at the July 29, 2022, meeting ACEND® Board meeting. The probation decision became final on September 15, 2022, after the 30-day reconsideration period ended.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Dietetic Internship

  • Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala.