Future Education Model Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

Iowa State University 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.

Iowa State University demonstrated its leadership in education by submitting an application to be part of the first 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 in Fall 2020 after review of our phase 2 report. Program graduates will be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 

Contact Dr. Mridul Datta at diisu@iastate.edu or phone 515-294-7565 for more information.

Response for some frequently asked questions can be found here FEM Student FAQs.