Future Education Model Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has applied to open a new and exciting program in August 2021 to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel). These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln demonstrated its leadership in education by submitting an application to be part of the second cohort of programs to be accredited by ACEND under these new standards.  The ACEND Board has approved our phase 1 application and will make a final accreditation decision on the program after review of our phase 2 report, which we anticipate submitting in June 2020.

We will be recruiting students for our August 2021 class in the fall of 2020.  Program graduates will earn a master’s degree and be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

For more information contact:

Heather Rasmussen, PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor