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

12th Annual Hot Topics in Nutrition and Wellness Seminar
Main Campus in Lisle
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Event Details

12th Annual Hot Topics in Nutrition and Wellness Seminar

Date: May 16

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: GN 321

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department - Dietetic Internship

Contact: Ms. Julie Moreschi    630-829-6548

Event Description:

Please see attached flyer for more information.


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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