Students

Join the ACN as a Student Member

Benefits include:
  • Hard copy and online subscription to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN)
  • Conference Discount
  • Videos to prior conferences
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Publishing, presenting and Media Opportunities
  • Scholarships and Awards eligibility
  • Involvement in the Student in Nutrition Movement
  • Mentorship Program 

Learn more about the Students in Nutrition Movement
The Students in Nutrition Movement was launched at the 57th Annual Conference in 2016.   It was created to connect students with nutrition professionals and other students across the country.

Get connected with other students!
As a student member of the ACN, you can stay connected with fellow students and keep up to date on news about the nutrition profession and the ACN.

We want to hear from you!
The Student in Nutrition Movement will continue to grow and take shape based on your feedback. Complete this short survey to share your ideas on what you would like to see from the Students in Nutrition Movement

 

Mentorship Program

With a growing number of students entering the nutrition field, the ACN recognizes the need to connect students with nutrition professionals to help advance our field. We are pleased to offer a Mentorship Program to those individuals who are members of our organization.

The ACN is not able to assist with placement into this program, rather the students will be required to connect with available mentors to learn more about the opportunities available.

Learn More

View the Mentorship Directory
*Logging in to your ACN member account is required to view the directory.

 

Scholarships
Through the generosity of donors, the American College of Nutrition is able to offer several scholarships to students who are planning to attend the ACN annual conference.  The following scholarships are open at all current ACN student members.

 

Details on Scholarships will be announced in the Spring of 2018. Students will be notified via email when this information is available.

 

Oral Research Brief Presentation: $1,000
All student research submissions should address an aspect of nutrition science and be of interest to professionals in the field, with special attention to our conference theme

 

Poster Presentation: $1,000
All student research submissions should address an aspect of nutrition science and be of interest to professionals in the field, with special attention to our conference theme

 

Clinical Case Study: $500
Students applying for this scholarship will demonstrate the clinical application of nutrition by submitting a case study on a client

 

Theme Based Essay: $500
Applicants are required to submit a 3-5 page essay on the conference topic.   

 

First time conference attendees: $200
This scholarships is open to all students who are members of the ACN but have not attended an American College of Nutrition conference in previous years