Is the program accredited by ADA?
The Lipscomb University Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) currently has accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) , a specialized body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.), recognized by the United States Department of Education. In order to be credentialed as a registered dietitian, the student must complete a post graduate 1200 hour internship program accredited by ACEND and sit for a registration examination. For details about this process, click here. An internship is usually 6-12 months or longer if combined with a graduate program. A list of these programs and their locations are available at the AND website www.eatright.org.
After successful completion of the post graduate internship, the individual must pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). To maintain the Registered Dietitian (RD) status, continued professional education is required.