Didactic Program in Dietetics

Overview of the Program

The academic program at CSUN is built upon strong science and liberal arts components, which encourage critical and creative thinking and expression. The organization of courses emphasizes study in chemistry and biology, nutrition, food science and technology, medical nutrition therapy, human organizational behavior, management, sociology, psychology and other specialized courses. The student desiring to enter the program should have a strong background in the physical and biological sciences as the scientific disciplines are emphasized.

DPD Mission Statement

The mission of the DPD is to prepare competent students for acceptance into an accredited internship programs and for entry-level careers in the areas of Nutrition and Dietetics through quality undergraduate academic experiences that utilize and develop Foundation Knowledge and Learning Outcome requirements defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The mission of the CSUN DPD students is unique in the university and no other campus programs have a mission related to preparing students for careers in nutrition or dietetics.

CSUN Admission and Policies:

Prospective Students:

Current DPD Students:

A.  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

B.  Senior DPD students (enrolled in FCS402 or FCS403):

DPD graduates applying for DI:

DPD graduates applying for DTR:

DPD graduates applying for NDA: