Become a Fellow (FACN)

At the College, you have the opportunity to join the most highly esteemed figures in the field of nutrition by obtaining the elite designation: Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN).

To qualify as a Fellow of the ACN, an individual must:

a.  Hold a doctoral degree from an academic institution accredited by a Regional Accrediting Organization in the United States or from a foreign institution with equivalent standards;

b.  Have demonstrated significant experience in patient care, research, and/or the teaching of nutrition as evidenced by one or more of the following:

  1. Certification by one or more Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recognized specialty boards;
  2. Board certification by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, or other certifications as determined by the Board of Directors; or
  3. Outstanding experience in nutrition as a practitioner and/or educator as documented by appropriate letters of recommendation; and

c.  Have co-authored five or more publications relevant to nutrition in refereed medical or scientific Journals with lead authorship on at least one paper.

All Fellows must remain in good standing with the College to retain and use their FACN credential.

For more information about obtaining the FACN designation, please email us .