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Accreditation Status

Our Dietetic Internship is  granted accreditation status by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).   ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. The address and phone number for ACEND are:

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400

After completion of a graduate degree and the internship experience, the graduate is eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians. Passing this exam allows the graduate to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN/RD).

Some states require licensure before being able to practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Please check the state you plan to work in for licensure requirements. Virginia does not currently require licensure.

For further information regarding how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and accredited programs, refer to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website or contact the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).