Harding’s Didactic program in dietetics received continued accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics voted to continue full accreditation of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) until June 2027. 

Sarah Oropeza, the director of didactic program, is proud of the collaborative and caring faculty that made this possible, including former director Dr. Lisa Ritchie who was responsible for leading the development of the self-study and accomplishing a successful site visit. 

During the visit, the program’s professors reflect on improving student learning and developing new methods to assess student knowledge. The site visit allowed them to showcase the newly renovated facilities, including the food lab, and they were given insight on how to continually improve our program. 

“Students were excited to share their experiences and perspectives about the program and this reminded me of why our program has succeeded, because of our students,” Oropeza said. “Our students are what drive the program and we are especially proud of their accomplishments and their desire to pursue careers in nutrition and dietetics.”