Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate Program (ACEND Certificate)
Program Coordinator: Ms. Donna Verney
Office: University Hall, Room 2105
Phone Number: (973) 655-5363
Coordinator: Dr. Doreen Liou
Office: University Hall, Room 4022
Phone Number: (973) 655-4416
The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics- (ACEND). It involves completion of an undergraduate curriculum known as the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which is offered within the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences. Individuals with a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in any field may complete the coursework to achieve an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Verification Statement.
The Verification Statement is required for applying to AND dietetic internships or supervised practice programs as well as active membership in the Association and some employment applications. The Dietetic Internship is the supervised practice requirement which is a prerequisite to taking the national registration exam the status of the Registered Dietician is achieved and the credentials RD may be used in practice.
* This didactic program in dietetics is approved by the ACEND. Careful advisement is recommended so that requirements of the ACEND might be met.
Nutrition and Food Science Brochure