Beyond Entry Level: New Advanced Practice Doctoral Standards for the RDN


ACEND is releasing new Accreditation Standards for Advanced Practice Doctoral Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. This session will share the environmental scan and data collected with relevant groups to identify the needs in the marketplace and form the rationale for these standards. Competency development and validation using a multi-round Delphi approach will be discussed followed by a discussion of the competencies and expectations for this advanced practice doctorate level professional.

Learning Objectives

List two current market needs that impact dietetics education accreditation standards

Identify parties of interest involvement in the development of accreditation standards

Describe the competence of a newly graduated professional doctorate prepared RDN


Cheryl Bacon

Director of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

Leanne Worsfold

Director QM and Test Development

IComp Consulting, Inc.

Jody Vogelzang

Senior Content Editor

Six Red Marbles Publishing


Kendra Kattelmann

Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition and Dietetics

South Dakota State University

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