IU School of Public Health-Bloomington earns accreditation for dietetics program
March 6, 2017
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) recently announced that the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington earned continuing full accreditation. To receive accreditation, programs must successfully complete an in-depth self-study as well as undergo a site visit by accreditation standards representatives.
"ACEND values your commitment to the quality and continued improvement of dietetics education as demonstrated during the accreditation process," wrote Sharon Schwartz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., chair of ACEND. "The ACEND board commends your students and program for its 93 percent pass rate."
The Didactic Program in Dietetics, in the Department of Applied Health Science at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, is focused on educating the next generation of ethical nutrition professionals who will promote health in their communities and put theory into practice. The program enrolls approximately 100 students per year, and emphasizes critical thinking and community involvement.
"We want to ensure that our graduates are well prepared academically and attitudinally as they enter a dietetic internship or the workforce," says Victoria Getty, director of the program and senior lecturer at the school.
The program holds accreditation for seven years and will then be eligible for the reaccreditation process in 2024.