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Accreditation Information

The Fontbonne University Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

ACEND can be contacted at:
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 800/8771600, ext. 5400


Program Mission, Goals, and Objectives 

The mission of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Fontbonne University is to prepare graduates as competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists. Graduates use their knowledge and skills in food, nutrition, health promotion, and communication to enrich quality of life and advance the health of individuals, families, and communities. 

Program Goal #1:  Program graduates will be prepared as competent entry-level professionals in the areas of food, nutrition, and dietetics. 


  1. 1.a. “At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 3.75 years
    (150% of planned program length)”.

    1.b. “At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 28.5
    months (150% of planned program length)”.
  2. “At least 80 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam
    for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion”.
  3. “The program’s oneyear pass rate (graduates who pass the registration
    exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for
    dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%”.
  4. Of the employers who respond to the survey, at least 80 percent will report
    that program graduates are at least adequately prepared for their position.
  5. Of the graduates who respond to the follow-up surveys within 12 months of graduation at least 80% will
    respond with a “4” or “5” to the question that asks them how much they agree that, due to their
    education and experience in the coordinated program, they have used their skills to enrich quality of
    life and advance the health of individuals, families, and/or communities.

 Program Goal #2: Program graduates will achieve their career goals in food, nutrition, and dietetics.  


  1. “Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80 percent are employed in
    nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation”.
  2. At least 50 percent of graduates who indicate that they are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields will report being employed in their desired area of practice (i.e. clinical, community, food and nutrition management, consulting and business, or education and research) within 12 months.
  3. Of the graduates who respond to the 12 month follow up survey, at least 80% will respond with a “4” or “5” to the question that asks how adequately the supervised practice portion of the program prepared them for their current position.

*Program outcome data are available upon request.  


Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S. and M.A.)

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