Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics


Officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is a national specialized accreditation agency mandated to the accreditation and pre-accreditation, within the United States, of Didactic and Coordinated Programs in Dietetics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, postbaccalaureate Dietetic Internships, and Dietetic Technician Programs at the associate degree level and for its accreditation of such programs offered via distance education.

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Institutions with ACEND accredited programs (June 2018)
Please visit the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
2) Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
3) Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
4) Anne Brezina Dietetic Internship Program, Tampa, FL
5) Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
6) ARAMARK Healthcare, Philadelphia, PA
7) Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
8) Arizona State University Dietetic Internship, Phoenix, AZ
9) Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, State University, AR
10) Ashland University, Ashland, OH
11) Auburn University, Auburn, AL
12) Augusta Area Dietetic Internship, Augusta, GA
13) Ball State University, Muncie, IN
14) Banner University Medical Center Tucson, Tucson, AZ
15) Baptist Health System Dietetic Internship, San Antonio, TX
16) Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
17) Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL
18) Baylor University, Waco, TX
19) Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
20) Be Well Solutions, Cleveland, OH
21) Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI
22) Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
23) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
24) Black River Technical College, Pocahontas, AR
25) Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
26) Boston University/Sargent College, Boston, MA
27) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
28) Bradley University, Peoria, IL
29) Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
30) Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
31) Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
32) Brooklyn College CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
33) Buffalo State, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
34) California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
35) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
36) California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
37) California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
38) California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
39) California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
40) California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
41) California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
42) California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
43) California State University-Chico, Chico, CA
44) Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ
45) Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital with Touchpoint Support Services, Tucson, AZ
46) Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN
47) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
48) Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
49) Center for Child Development and Developmental Disabilities/UAP, Los Angeles, CA
50) Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
51) Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
52) Central Valley WIC Dietetic Internship, Parlier, CA
53) Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
54) Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ
55) Children's Hospital Colorado Dietetic Internship, Aurora, CO
56) Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH
57) City University of New York, New York, NY
58) Clemson University, Clemson, SC
59) Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
60) Clinica Sierra Vista, Bakersfield, CA
61) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, Saint Joseph, MN
62) College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
63) College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
64) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
65) Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
66) Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
67) Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
68) Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
69) Cornell University-Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
70) Cox College, Springfield, MO
71) Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
72) Delaware State University, Dover, DE
73) Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
74) Department of State Hospitals - Napa, Napa, CA
75) Dominican University, River Forest, IL
76) Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
77) Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
78) D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
79) East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
80) East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
81) Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
82) Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
83) Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
84) Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
85) Emory Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
86) Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY
87) Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL
88) Florida Department of Health Pasco County, New Port Richey, FL
89) Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
90) Florida International University, Miami, FL
91) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
92) Fontbonne University, St Louis, MO
93) Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
94) Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Boston, MA
95) Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, LA
96) Gaston College, Dallas, NC
97) Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
98) Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
99) Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
100) Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
101) Golden Gate Dietetic Internship, Greenbrae, CA
102) Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
103) Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship, Biloxi, MS
104) Harding University, Searcy, AR
105) Harper College, Palatine, IL
106) Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI
107) Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
108) Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
109) Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, NY
110) Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
111) Howard University, Washington, DC
112) Hunter College CUNY, New York, NY
113) Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
114) Illinois State University, Normal, IL
115) Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA
116) Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
117) Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
118) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
119) Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, IL
120) Inspira Health Network, Vineland, NJ
121) Iowa State University, Ames, IA
122) Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
123) James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY
124) James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
125) Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
126) Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
127) Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO
128) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
129) Keene State College, Keene, NH
130) Keiser University, Port St Lucie, FL
131) Keiser University Distance Dietetic Internship, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
132) Keiser University-Melbourne, Melbourne, FL
133) Keith & Associates Dietetic Internship, Tulsa, OK
134) Kent State University, Kent, OH
135) La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
136) LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
137) Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
138) Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, FL
139) Life University, Marietta, GA
140) Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
141) Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
142) Long Island University/ Post, Brookville, NY
143) Long Island University/Post, Brookville, NY
144) Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
145) Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
146) Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
147) Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL
148) Madonna University, Livonia, MI
149) Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
150) Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Phoenix, AZ
151) Marshall University, Huntington, WV
152) Marywood University, Scranton, PA
153) Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
154) Mayo Clinic-Florida, Jacksonville, FL
155) Mayo Clinic-Rochester (formerly Saint Mary's Hospital), Rochester, MN
156) McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
157) Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX
158) Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
159) Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN
160) Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
161) Merritt College, Oakland, CA
162) Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
163) MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
164) Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO
165) Miami University, Oxford, OH
166) Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH
167) Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX
168) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
169) Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
170) Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
171) Milwaukee Area Technical College, West Allis, WI
172) Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
173) Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
174) Mississippi State University, Mississippi St, MS
175) Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
176) Montana State University-Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
177) Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
178) Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
179) Morrison Healthcare Chartwells, Atlanta, GA
180) Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
181) Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
182) Murray State University, Murray, KY
183) National HealthCare Corporation, Murfreesboro, TN
184) National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
185) New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
186) New York University, New York, NY
187) New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
188) Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
189) Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
190) Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
191) North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
192) North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
193) North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond, LA
194) Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
195) Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
196) Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN
197) Northwell Health Dietetic Internship, Manhasset, NY
198) Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
199) Nutrition Ink Dietetic Internship Program, Banning, CA
200) Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
201) Ohio University, Athens, OH
202) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
203) Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK
204) Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
205) Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
206) Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
207) Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
208) OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
209) Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
210) Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
211) Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
212) Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
213) Patton State Hospital, Patton, CA
214) Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, CO
215) Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
216) Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
217) Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
218) Priority Nutrition Care, Hingham, MA
219) Public Health Dietetic Internship, Atlanta, GA
220) Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Irwindale, CA
221) Puerto Rico Department of Health, San Juan, PR
222) Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
223) Queens College-CUNY, Flushing, NY
224) Radford University, Radford, VA
225) Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
226) Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
227) Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
228) Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
229) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Scotch Plains, NJ
230) Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO
231) Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
232) Samford University, Birmingham, AL
233) San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
234) San Diego WIC Dietetic Internship, San Diego, CA
235) San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
236) San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
237) Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
238) Sarasota District Schools, Osprey, FL
239) Sea Mar Community Health Center, Seattle, WA
240) Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
241) Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
242) Simmons College, Boston, MA
243) Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
244) Sodexo Dietetic Internships, Newton, PA
245) Solmaz Institute Lenoir Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
246) South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
247) South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
248) Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
249) Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
250) Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
251) Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, GA
252) Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA
253) Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis, TN
254) Southwestern Dietetic Internship, Phoenix, AZ
255) St Louis DVA Medical Center, St Louis, MO
256) St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN
257) St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship, St Cloud, MN
258) St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St Louis, MO
259) Stark State College, North Canton, OH
260) State University of New York, Morrisville, NY
261) State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
262) State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
263) Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
264) Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
265) Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, NY
266) Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
267) Tarrant County College, Arlington, TX
268) Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
269) Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
270) Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
271) Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX
272) Texas Christian University, Ft Worth, TX
273) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dallas, TX
274) Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
275) Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
276) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
277) Texas WIC Dietetic Internship, Austin, TX
278) Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX
279) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
280) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
281) The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY
282) The University of Akron, Akron, OH
283) The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
284) The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
285) The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
286) The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
287) The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
288) The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
289) The University of Minnesota Dietetic Internship, Saint Paul, MN
290) The University of Mississippi, University, MS
291) The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
292) The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN
293) The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
294) The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
295) Tri-County Health Department, Greenwood Village, CO
296) Trocaire College, Williamsville, NY
297) Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
298) Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
299) Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
300) U.S. Army Dietetic Internship, Fort Sam Houston, TX
301) UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
302) UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
303) Universidad Del Turabo, Gurabo, PR
304) University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
305) University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
306) University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
307) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
308) University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
309) University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/, Little Rock, AR
310) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
311) University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
312) University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
313) University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
314) University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
315) University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
316) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
317) University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
318) University of Delaware, Newark, DE
319) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
320) University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI
321) University of Houston, Houston, TX
322) University of Idaho, Coeur D Alene, ID
323) University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
324) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
325) University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
326) University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
327) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
328) University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY
329) University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
330) University of Maine, Orono, ME
331) University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD
332) University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
333) University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
334) University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
335) University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
336) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
337) University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
338) University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
339) University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
340) University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
341) University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
342) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
343) University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
344) University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
345) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
346) University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
347) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
348) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
349) University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
350) University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
351) University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
352) University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
353) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
354) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
355) University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
356) University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
357) University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
358) University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
359) University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
360) University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
361) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
362) University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
363) University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Houston, TX
364) University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
365) University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
366) University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
367) University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
368) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
369) University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
370) University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
371) University of Washington, Seattle, WA
372) University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
373) University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
374) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
375) University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
376) University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
377) University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
378) USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA
379) Utah State University, Logan, UT
380) Utah State University - Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT
381) VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, PR
382) VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA
383) VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
384) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
385) Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA
386) Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA
387) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
388) Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
389) Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
390) Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, WA
391) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
392) Wellness Workdays, Hingham, MA
393) West Chester University, West Chester, PA
394) West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
395) West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, WV
396) Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
397) Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
398) Western Connecticut Health Network Dietetic Internship, Danbury, CT
399) Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
400) Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
401) Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
402) Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
403) Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
404) Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

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