What is ACEND®?
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ( ACEND®), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) or dietetic technicians, registered (DTR).
ACEND® serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.
ACEND® is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Title IV gatekeeper. This recognition affirms that ACEND® meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs.
For more information, you can mail ACEND® at:
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312.899.0400 ext. 5400
Additional information can be found at http://www.eatrightacend.org
The DPD supports the missions of St. Catherine University, the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health and the Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department and strives to prepare women for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. The program strives to develop competent, ethical leaders in dietetics who embrace social responsibility, lifelong learning, and professional excellence.