Nutrition Program’s Dietetics Track Accredited

Posted on 11/2/2011 4:27:26 PM

The Dietetics Track in the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition program has been recognized with full, continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Accreditation is a peer-review process that ensures students receive a high-quality education. Representatives of educational institutions or programs volunteer to undergo this review periodically to determine if certain criteria are being met.

The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education is recognized by the United States Department of Education and is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians.

More than one thousand dietitians and nutritionists have earned their degrees from the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition. Among them is Sylvia Escott-Stump, a 1974 IUP graduate who currently serves as president of the American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

The Dietetics Track prepares students to apply for an accredited supervised practice program (dietetic internship) in preparation for becoming a registered dietitian.