Changes in Application Dates & Accreditation Policy


For prospective applicants planning to apply for Fall 2025, please note that the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) is requiring all accredited programs to abide by the following policy:

  • Our program will be required to send a decision regarding acceptance by March 1.
  • If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to confirm or decline the acceptance by March 15.
  • The March 1 and 15 dates will be the same every year.
  • 2024-2025 application cycle (for those applying for Fall 2025), the application deadline will be early in 2025. Please check back for updates soon.
  • 2025-2026 application cycle and beyond (for those applying for Fall 2026 and after that), the application is to be submitted via DICAS.

Additional details to follow in the future.

This only affects the following program tracks:

  • BS+MS (BS)
  • BS+MS (MS)
  • MS (Prior BA/BS)
  • MS (Post-DPD)


We would like to thank you for considering Loma Linda University as you pursue your educational goals in nutrition and dietetics. Loma Linda University Nutrition and Dietetics offers educational opportunities in programs at the bachelor’s degree level and the Master's degree level. Both programs prepare competent, entry-level dietitians to meet the needs of Seventh-day Adventist healthcare and educational facilities, as well as community-based needs locally, nationally, and internationally. Both lead to eligibility to write the Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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About Nutrition and Dietetics

The world of nutrition and dietetics provides a rewarding career in applying expert knowledge of food and the physical and social sciences to help solve problems of food excesses, inadequate intake, or food insecurity. Nutrition is the science of how the body uses food that contains nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to its full advantage; dietetics is the art of using food to make eating a pleasurable experience and provide abundant health.

The Loma Linda Difference

Nutrition and Dietetics faculty members are Christian educators and experienced nutrition and dietetics professionals. We are committed to graduating individuals who are well prepared to enter the field of nutrition and dietetics.  Alumni members currently serve across North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. Several professional service opportunities are available, both nationally and internationally, after graduating from Loma Linda University.

Our students receive their hands-on training in our remodeled kitchen facility 

Program Accreditation Information

Our programs are currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, ACEND, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago Il, 60606-6995 800-877-1600 ext 5400.