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Northwest's dietetics program has been granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The program will be reviewed by ACEND again in 2015.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 312.899.0040 ext. 5400
The University also offers membership in the Northwest Student Dietetic Association, organized specifically for this major. NSDA promotes insight to the professional field and acts as a networking system as well as a tool for community involvement.
The dietetics program at Northwest strives to provide a quality learning environment, which will supply the dietetics student with the knowledge supportive of the dietetics profession. The program strongly encourages and arranges for individuals to gain work experience and to identify with a variety of professional role models. Northwest also supports and requires continuous professional development of faculty, keeping up with today's technology and trends in nutrition.
Data collected showing achievement of program goals is available to ACEND and the public upon request.
In accordance with the vision and mission of Northwest Missouri State University, the philosophy of the Food and Nutrition program is to provide quality education experiences, which are student-centered, use "leading-edge technologies," and maintain commitment to continuous improvement. The mission of the Food and Nutrition program is to prepare competent and productive members of the nutrition and food service profession. These graduates will possess lifelong learning skills. The graduates, as professionals, will perform as enablers to help individuals and families sustain and enhance their quality of life in a dynamic world.
Dietetics (DPD program) will prepare graduates to pursue graduate study, to pursue a supervised practice program or to provide quality service to individuals and families in clinical, foodservice and community settings.
Kelli Wilmes, M.S., R.D., L.D.