Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics announced that accreditation for McNeese State University’s
Didactic Program in Dietetics and its Dietetic Internship has been extended through
June 2019. Both programs are offered
through the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences.
is the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and
education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or
dietetic technicians. The McNeese program has been accredited since 1993.
accreditation of our dietetics and internship programs speaks to the quality of
our faculty and their dedication to providing the highest level of educational
experience for our students,” said Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and
associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture.
Students who graduate from
McNeese’s program receive a Bachelor of
Science degree in agricultural sciences with a concentration in nutrition and
dietetics. These graduates are then eligible to apply for acceptance into supervised
dietetic internship programs like the one at McNeese or at other universities
across the country. Upon completion of the internship, students are then ready to
take the national registration examination for dieticians.
"Our graduates will have a greater understanding of
community nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food science principles,
management skills, effective communication strategies in nutrition and food
education, and issues that affect the profession of dietetics,” said LeMieux."ACEND
accreditation ensures the quality of the McNeese program.”
For more information about
McNeese’s Didactic Program in Dietetics or its internship program, call