Professional Development

ACEND® Accreditation Foundation Modules: 2017 Accreditation Standards

Learn the basics of ACEND® accreditation, how to participate in the accreditation review process and the requirements to obtain and maintain accreditation under the 2017 accreditation standards. Please note that these modules are included in the registration fee for the in-person ACEND® Program Director Workshops.

Cost: $85.00 (Member) | $115.00 (Nonmember)

ACEND® Program Director Webinar on the 2017 Standards

This webinar series presents an overview of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2017 ACEND® Accreditation Standards and the Accreditation review process. 5.5 CPEU is awarded for viewing the webinars and completing a short survey.

Cost: $110.00 (Member) | $140.00 (Nonmember)

ACEND® New Program Director Webinar

This webinar is designed to provide new program directors of ACEND®-accredited programs information about the principles of ACEND® accreditation and program director responsibilities. The webinar also reviews the resources available for program directors. 1 CPEU is awarded for viewing the webinar and completing a short survey.

Developing the Program Mission, Goals and Objectives (2017 Accreditation Standards)

This webinar is designed to provide information on how to develop the program mission, goals and objectives for the Program Evaluation Plan.

Developing the Program Evaluation Plan (2017 Accreditation Standards)

This webinar is designed to provide information on formulating the Program Evaluation Plan and providing data to inform program strengths, areas for improvements and strategies for the Continuous Program Improvement Plan.

Developing the Program Student Learning Assessment Plan (2017 Accreditation Standards)

This webinar is designed to provide information on how to develop the program’s Student Learning Assessment Plan (SLO).

Journal Club

Hosting a Journal Club Directions

Hosting or participating in a journal club allows you to interact with your peers and stay abreast of recent research and information related to dietetics while earning CDR Type 160 Journal Club CPE credits. As part of ACEND's mission to promote quality and innovation in dietetics education, ACEND® is providing support for earning journal club CPE credits. While ACEND® cannot directly provide these CPE credits, it has developed tips and discussion agendas for suggested articles related to dietetics education you can use to get started. These agendas are offered below.

Cost: Available at no cost
CPE: These directions do not offer CPEs.


Journal Club Article Agenda: Simulations

Discussion agenda for use with 'The Time is Now: A Blueprint for Simulation in Dietetics Education,' an article from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Cost: Available at no cost
CPE: CPEs possible if submitted by RDN/NDTR in compliance with CDR requirements, see 'Hosting a Journal Club Directions' above.


Journal Club Article Agenda: Student Assisted Services

Discussion agenda for use with 'Student Assisted Services (SAS): An Innovative Clinical Education Model,' an article from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Cost: Available at no cost
CPE: CPEs possible if submitted by RDN/NDTR in compliance with CDR requirements, see 'Hosting a Journal Club Directions' above.


Journal Club Article Agenda: Remote Nutrition Counseling

Discussion agenda for use with 'Remote Nutrition Counseling: Considerations in a New Channel for Client Communication,' an article from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Cost: Available at no cost
CPE: CPEs possible if submitted by RDN/NDTR in compliance with CDR requirements, see 'Hosting a Journal Club Directions' above.


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