KPCOM’s B.S. in Human Nutrition Program Welcomes Accreditation Site Visit

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (KPCOM) Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition program hosted site visitors from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) on November 18 and 19.  The program is seeking accreditation for a unique concentration that will offer students a professional outcome as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs).

Following the completion of a robust self-study by the KPCOM’s Department of Nutrition in August 2019, ACEND reviewers came to NSU to validate the findings. The visit included personal meetings with faculty members, administration, and senior leaders. Members of the program’s advisory board and representatives from areas of academic support at NSU also contributed.

While the official ACEND report is forthcoming, the program expects to begin this new specialization in the fall of 2020. Along with the Future Education Model Graduate program for RDNs, this second successful accreditation effort in two years builds a strong foundation for future practice and highlights the KPCOM’s Department of Nutrition as a unique provider of quality education in this field.

For more information, please contact Ioana Scripa, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, program director, at