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Contact Information


The Dietetic Internship faculty can be contacted by email or phone between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday-Friday.



Email dietetic.internship@usu.edu for preceptor database requests and general questions prior to application to the USU DI. If you prefer to email the USU DI faculty, please email all faculty members on one email rather than separate emails to each. 


Mailing address:

Utah State University Dietetic Internship
2500 S State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Phone: 385-646-5570 | Fax: 385-646-5572


Utah State University Dietetic Internship Faculty



Nicole Vance, MS, RD, CD

Dietetic Internship Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
nicole.vance@usu.edu


Lacie Peterson, MS, RD, CD, CDE

Clinical Assistant Professor
lacie.peterson@usu.edu


Nikki Kendrick, MDA, RDN, CNSC

Clinical Assistant Professor
nikki.kendrick@usu.edu



Contacting ACEND

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) has established a process for reviewing complaints against accredited programs in order to fulfill its public responsibility for assuring the quality and integrity of the educational programs that it accredits. Any individual, for example, student, faculty, dietetics practitioner and/or member of the public may submit a complaint against any accredited program to ACEND®. However, the ACEND® board does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admissions, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty or students. It acts only upon a signed allegation that the program may not be in compliance with the accreditation standards or policies. The complaint must be signed by the complainant. Anonymous complaints are not considered.

ACEND® can be contacted by email ACEND@eatright.org, phone (1-800-877-1600 x5400), or mail (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995). 

A copy of the accreditation/approval standards and/or the commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Education staff at The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995 or by calling 1-800-877-1600 extension 4872.