The ACEND, the accrediting agency for the AND Didactic (Academic) Program in Dietetics (DPD), is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and skills in dietetics that will enable them to perform successfully in a dietetic internship. The DPD is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the AND, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, phone: 312-899-0040, ext. 5400. This Council is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the DPD Director to verify current ACEND requirements to become a Registered Dietitian.
Students who choose to meet DPD requirements must select the following as electives:
Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in DPD courses to receive verification of completion of the DPD. Approval of a student's academic program by the CSULB DPD Director requires that the student complete HFHM 477, and NUTR 436L at CSULB. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration with the Option in Nutrition and Dietetics, all students' transcripts are audited by the CSULB DPD Director to verify completion of course and grade requirements in order to receive the verification statement of completion of the DPD. Students can view details of the DPD program at www.csulb.edu/dpd.