Master of Clinical Nutrition Program Standards

The University of Iowa has applied to open a new and exciting program to prepare registered dietitian nutritionists in fall of 2019.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (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 University of Iowa demonstrated its leadership in education by submitting an application to be part of the first cohort of programs to be accredited by ACEND under these new standards. Our eligibility application was accepted by ACEND, and we are in the candidacy application and review process for our proposed Future Education Model Graduate Degree program in nutrition and dietetics. Contact Laurie Kroymann at or 1-319-356-1240 for more information.

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Master of Clinical Nutrition Program Description

The Master of Clinical Nutrition program at the University of Iowa is an on-campus, non-thesis, 20-month graduate level program awarding the Master of Clinical Nutrition degree and verification statement (pending candidacy approval) providing eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration Entry-level Registration Examination for Dietitians. 

One class of 16 students is enrolled in August each year. Applications are accepted starting in September with a deadline for completed application on June 1.  

All applications materials, including Graduate Record Examination scores, three recommendations, and college transcripts, must be received by the June 1 deadline.