The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accrediting agency for education programs that prepare students for careers as registered dietitians. ACEND establishes and enforces eligibility requirements and accreditation standards that ensure the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.

The OHSU Dietetic Internship and Combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship have maintained continued accreditation status by ACEND. At the July 2017 ACEND board meeting, the board voted to continue full accreditation of our program for a term of seven years ending December 31, 2024. In April 2020 and again in July 2022, the ACEND Board voted to extend the program's accreditation term, until December 31, 2026, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next accreditation review of our program by the ACEND board will be in 2025. 

Contact information for ACEND

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Ste. 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

800-877-1600 (ext. 5400)