Nutrition and Dietetics Department Receives Continued Accreditation

Published on Wed, September 01, 2010


The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University has recently been granted continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) for the Didactic Program in Dietetics, the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship.  The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education is the American Dietetic Association's accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians.  CADE is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Marywood University program directors were responsible for conducting assessment of the learning outcomes from the past ten years, preparing and presenting documentation for each program, and leading representatives of CADE through a 3-day site review.   Ms. Maureen Dunne-Touhey, RD, was responsible for the self-study of the Coordinated Program and the Dietetic Internship; Dr. Kathleen McKee, RD, worked with the self-study of the Didactic Program; and Dr. Joanne Christaldi now directs the Coordinated Program.

Currently, CADE's scope of accreditation includes baccalaureate- and graduate-level Coordinated and Didactic Programs in Dietetics, post baccalaureate Dietetic Internships and associate degree Dietetic Technician Programs.