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Nutritional Science and Dietetics

General Information

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences is appropriate for students preparing for careers working with foods, nutrition or dietetics. In addition, graduates may take the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam and work as a dietary manager.

For more information, visit the CSUSB Nutrition and Food Sciences program webpage. 



The California State University, San Bernardino, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400

Graduates, who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics at California State University, San Bernardino, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 and grades of B- or higher in the 3000 and 4000 level DPD courses are eligible to receive the Verification Statement in DPD.  Graduates with VS-DPD are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.  CSUSB’s Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathway (ISPP) Program is also accredited by ACEND.  Graduates, who successfully complete the ISPP Program requirements, will receive a Verification Statement for ISPP and they are eligible to take the registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). 


Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).  In addition, CDR requires that complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In most states, RDNs also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. California does not have a licensure requirement for the RDNs at this time. 

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