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Community Served and Campus Information

The Dietetic Internship program at CSUN has 2 concentrations. Eight interns will be accepted each year in the Nutrition Therapy (NT) concentration and four into Community (COM) WIC concentration.

The CSUN Dietetic Internship Program is housed on the campus of California State University Northridge (CSUN).  CSUN is one of the largest of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, is twenty five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over two million people.  The University enrolls approximately 34,000 students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty and staff.  CSUN is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).  The last accreditation was granted in July 2000 for a ten year approval.  
The CSUN Dietetic internship (DI) program, which is within the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science area, is integrated within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Health and Human Development at CSUN.

The Community concentration (COM) is collaboration with Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) WIC Program.  NEVHC provides primary health care services to the medically underserved, uninsured, low income and indigent resident of San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.  The WIC program serves 67,000 participants per month.  There is a shortage of bilingual dietitians in the community.  Our Dietetics interns will be trained in the Spanish language and in cultural sensitivity to meet such needs.