Future Education Model Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
Future Education Model at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students who successfully complete this graduate degree and all supervised experiential learning hours will be eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s credentialing examination for Dietitian Nutritionists. NOTE: The Future Education Model at UTC will not be offered as a distance education program. Coursework and supervised experiential learning hours cannot be completed entirely online in this program.
Status Update: Effective March 02, 2021, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Future Education Model Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics start date will be deferred to Fall 2022.
The difficult and unfortunate situation of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the adjustment of the start date for the Future Education Model Program in Nutrition and Dietetics to the 2022-2023 academic year. This one-year deferral to the Fall of 2022 is critically important for the long-term success of the program and the ability to provide Supervised Experiential Learning opportunities to accommodate all program students.
The application period for the Fall 2022 program start date will open Spring 2022. Additional information will be shared with you as soon as it becomes available. You can contact Emma Sampson for details regarding any admissions questions at: [email protected]
The Future Education Model:
ACEND released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics. These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists.
ACEND® can be contacted by:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
For more information, please contact:
Emma Sampson, Program Manager: [email protected] or Dr. Amir Alakaam: [email protected]