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Foods and Nutrition

Our programs feature faculty and staff who are student oriented and committed to excellence in teaching. Our caring advisors are ready to assist you in your learning endeavors. Each of our faculty and staff are specialists and possess advanced degrees and credentials in their respective discipline. Our faculty enjoy working closely with both undergraduate and graduate students on in depth research projects.

Mission of the Dietetics Program (Standard 4)

To prepare competent graduates in dietetics, though an ACEND-approved didactic program in dietetics, who seek to service the dietary needs of patients, individuals, and the community

Program Goal, Objectives and Assessment (Standards 5, 6, 7 and 8)

Goal #1 - Prepare students for careers in dietetics and food related professions and/or advanced study in food related disciplines.

Program outcomes data available upon request.

Educational and Professional Requirements

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD credential:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Completed an ACEND®-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at
  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

For further information, visit the ACEND website.

Admission Requirements

Tuition and Fees

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000,  Chicago, IL 60606-6995

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