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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Didactic Program in Dietetics

Admissions Information – Why Choose CSULB?

Our students go places. In Spring of 2017, 85% of graduating seniors in our DPD who applied for dietetic internships were accepted (68% first-round match, 11% second round-match, 21% into ISPPs). The national match rate is 50%.

Join us at The Beach!

We are proud to support a strong and diverse nutrition & dietetics program with an emphasis on preparing students to excel and get matched into competitive dietetic internships after graduation. We offer numerous hands-on learning opportunities in classes to prepare students for the future.Measuring Child For example, our students offer in-person nutrition counseling on campus, teach educational sessions in the community to learn about public health, and get to measure children, simulate nutrition-focused physical exams using our medical mannequin, and conduct urine and blood testing to learn about biochemical nutritional assessment in our own nutrition lab.

Our rigorous nutrition courses offer a strong emphasis in clinical nutrition skills (a nutrition assessment course, two semesters of medical nutrition therapy). We also offer three required professional development courses as part of the DPD curriculum in order to support our students in successful careers, andHelping Adult   encourage activities such as resume and portfolio building, interviewing skills, networking, and planning for graduate school and dietetic internships.

Rich Student Involvement

We have a number of active student-led organizations which create opportunities for students to become involved and take leadership positions in the Student Dietetic Association (SDA), Students Active in Community Health (SACH), and Students for Sustainable Health (SSH), and CSULB Food Science Club, and our award-winning Food-ology Radio which broadcasts on 88.1 FM-HD3, run entirely by nutrition students. We encourage prospective students to reach out to our students in leadership roles in any of these groups, as we are confident they will be happy to talk to you about the program. Our students also have access to opportunities to work with faculty on real-world research projects through programs like BUild, UROP, and the Sport Training and Research Center (STAR). We are proud to see our own undergraduate students presenting their own research at local and national conferences alongside their professors.

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