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 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, 312/899-0040. Our most recent accreditation visit was in 2010, and the program was awarded accreditation through 2020. 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" (

Upcoming Events

MPH - WEBINAR - Stop Childhood Obesity
Main Campus in Lisle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Details

MPH - WEBINAR - Stop Childhood Obesity

Date: March 27

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Webinar

Event Sponsor: MPH - Public Heatlh

Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Bormann    (630) 829-6249

Event Description:

Please join IPHA and Benedictine University for a webinar entitled "Childhood Obesity and Efforts to Combat this Public Health Issue" on Monday, March 27 at 2pm.

Presenters include:
Professor Beth Bormann, MPH, CHES
Sarah Ansari, MBBS
Mehreen Chaudry, cMPH
Puneet Dhanoa, cMPH
Yuhan Du, cMPH
Kyra Jackson, cMPH
Hanan Karnaf, cMPH
Laura Valcour, cBS in Nutrition

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Nutrition Undergraduate Annual Awards and Banquet
Main Campus in Lisle
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

Nutrition Undergraduate Annual Awards and Banquet

Date: April 19

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Krasa ABC Rooms

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department

Contact: Ms. Egle Liutkus    630.829.6596

Event Description:

Save the Date:

April 19, 2017

Nutrition Undergraduate Annual Awards and Banquet

Details to follow.

COEHS Connection Event
Main Campus in Lisle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

COEHS Connection Event

Date: April 20

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon - 5th Floor

Event Sponsor: COEHS

Contact: Ms. Erica George    630.829.6084

Event Description:

Please see flyer for details.

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Department of Nutrition
Benedictine University

Catherine Arnold, MS, EdD, RD.
Department Chair

Egle Liutkus
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (630) 829-6596

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