Dietetic Internship Accreditation Status

The Dietetic Internship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The ACEND accreditation review cycle is every five years. The DPD and DI programs at UMass Amherst are currently accredited through 2023. In order to successfully complete the UMass Amherst Dietetic Internship, interns are expected to meet all the specific competencies established by ACEND for each rotation.

ACEND® can be contacted by:

Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

ACEND® serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND® is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV gatekeeper. This recognition affirms that ACEND® meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs. USDE can be contacted by:

Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Mail: U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202