Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate Program (AND Certificate)
Office: University Hall, Room 2105
Phone Number: (973) 655-5363
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 (ACEND) 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.
Please contact Program Coordinator before declaring this career option. Switching from AND Certificate Program to 2nd B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science - Dietetics (and vice versa) will result in loss of credits and is not recommended.
Nutrition and Food Science Brochure