The UPR, Río Piedras campus, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) https://www.msche.org/institution/0606/. On June 24, 2022, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Board granted Candidacy for Accreditation for a four-year accreditation term to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with Supervised Experiential Learning, Distance Program (MSND-SEL). Students accepted as of this date, and those in succeeding classes, will be considered graduates of an ACEND accredited program and eligible, upon satisfactory completion of the program, to write the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s Registration Examination for Dietitians. In Puerto Rico, the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with Supervised Experiential Learning is the only graduate program in nutrition and dietetics accredited by ACEND. https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/accredited-programs/program-directory.
The program has been designed with the Accreditation Standards for Graduate Degree Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics (Future Education Model). 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 graduates for future practice. Program graduates will be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
The BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Program, offered by the College of Natural Sciences, Río Piedras Campus, has been accredited by ACEND as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) since 1999 and, since 1976 under ACEND’s former title of Commission on Accreditation in Dietetics Education. The Program is currently fully accredited by ACEND until June of 2028.
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