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Accreditation

Benedictine University is a participant of The Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). AQIP is an alternative process to maintain accreditation with The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456.

Dietetics Programs

The curricula for our Benedictine University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD) and Dietetic Internship program have been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400. Our most recent accreditation visit was in 2017, and the program was awarded accreditation through June 30, 2025. Outcomes are available upon request.

The United States Department of Education recognizes ACEND as a Title IV gatekeeper. Per ACEND:

"This recognition affirms that ACEND meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs" (http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/).

Upcoming Events

Dec
12
Dietetic Internship Program Virtual Open House
Main Campus in Lisle
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Details

Dietetic Internship Program Virtual Open House

Date: December 12

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Department of Nutrition

Contact: Nikki Dewalt    ndewalt@ben.edu

Event Description:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting presented by the Dietetic Internship Program.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing inforamtion about joining the meeting.

Please contact Nikki DeWalt at ndewalt@ben.edu with any questions.

We look forward to chatting with you!

Jan
8
Dietetic Internship Program Virtual Open House
Main Campus in Lisle
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Details

Dietetic Internship Program Virtual Open House

Date: January 08

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Department of Nutrition

Contact: Nikki Dewalt    ndewalt@ben.edu

Event Description:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting presented by the Dietetic Internship Program.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing inforamtion about joining the meeting.

Please contact Nikki DeWalt at ndewalt@ben.edu with any questions.

We look forward to chatting with you!

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Department of Nutrition
Benedictine University

Catherine Arnold, MS, EdD, RD.
Department Chair

Email: carnold@ben.edu
 

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 224
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6595