Nutrition & Dietetics

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The B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics has two concentrations, one in Dietetics and Nutrition Science and the one in Foods and Community Nutrition. The programs prepare students for careers in clinical dietetics, foodservice systems management, and nutrition education in hospitals, industry, and community or government agencies.

Dietetics and Nutrition Science concentration.

Foods and Community Nutrition concentration

Didactic Program in Dietetics

The B.S. in Dietetics is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and meets the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutritional Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Steps To Becoming A Registered Dietitian (R.D.)

The Registered Dietitian is the food and nutrition expert. To become a Registered Dietitian the following steps must be taken:

  1. Complete a Baccalaureate degree program in which the academic requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) are met;
  2. Acquire supervised dietetic practice experience by successfully completing an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI);
  3. Pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

DPD Student Handbook

Post-Bachelors Admission into the Didactic Program in Dietetics and Nutrition Science

As a post-bachelor's student, you can complete the B.S. in Dietetics & Nutrition Science without additional university requirements; only the 70 units of the DPD program are required. Upon completion of the 70 units, the degree will be awarded. Please review SFSU Division of Graduate Studies website at for university admissions information.

All post-bachelor’s applicants must submit materials for a transcript review at the time of applying to the program or before to evaluate past coursework. There is a fee of $50 to complete a transcript review if you are not an SFSU student. Materials required include: a copy of transcripts from ALL colleges attended, descriptions of courses (from course catalogue or syllabus) you believe will transfer to our program, and a check for $50.00 made out to SFSU FINA. Mail your transcripts and check to: FINA Dept., BH 329, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, 94132.

If you graduated from a university outside the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by an outside agency. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) website lists companies performing this service: This evaluation must be included with all requests for transcript reviews.

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