Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

The Prior learning assessment & recognition (PLAR) program is designed to grant credit towards supervised experiential learning hours and/or projects based on the qualified applicant’s knowledge and learning, as demonstrated through prior paid work or volunteer experiences.  In order to receive credit towards supervised experiential learning hours and/or projects, students may submit a portfolio documenting how their prior work/volunteer experience helped them meet the competencies required for an entry-level dietetics practitioner as outlined by ACEND.  A PLAR application form-Example provides you with suggested level of detail when completing the application form. The portfolio must contain:

  • A completed PLAR application form.
  • Samples of projects, reports, presentations, and professional practice that demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the area of dietetics for which PLAR credit is requested.
  • Evidence that shows/demonstrates advanced knowledge and skill, not just work history.

Save your completed application and all supporting documents in one single PDF and submit in Canvas Welcome Course by March 20, 2022.