PLNU Dietetics Program Awarded 5 Year Reaccreditation

Friday, July 11, 2014

Point Loma Nazarene University proudly announces that its baccalaureate-level Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) has been awarded five-year reaccreditation from the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND.) AND granted continuation of accreditation in July 2014, based on the extraordinary outcomes for PLNU’s DPD graduates and other standards of high-quality met by the PLNU Program.  Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics is the first step for the dietetics major to become a Registered Dietitian (RD.)  Students then vie for nation-wide post-baccalaureate internships to further their training and upon successful completion, must pass the national RD certification exam.

PLNU graduates who applied to dietetic internships in 2008-2012 achieved an 89% success rate in placements, compared to the national average of 50%. Additionally, over the past nine years 92% of PLNU alum-dietetic interns have passed the national exam on their first attempt.