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Semester Catalog 2020-2021 (Final Version) 
    
Semester Catalog 2020-2021 (Final Version)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science


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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science program at Cal State LA provides students with the knowledge and skills to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship).  Students will be provided a verification statement upon successful completion of all the courses. The curriculum also provides the foundation for students to continue their education at the graduate level in nutrition or related fields.

The total number of units required for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science Program is 35.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must meet the university requirements for admission, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. To be admitted into the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science Program at Cal State, applicants must also meet or provide the following:

  1. Apply to the University to be eligible for admission
  2. Two letters of recommendation, with one from an academic source.
  3. Letter of professional and research goals. Specific directions will be available in the supplemental application.
  4. Completion of prerequisites or ability to demonstrate completion prior to beginning program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure


 

Program

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science

Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist 29-1031.00

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1031.00

  • Dietetic Technicians29-2051.00

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2051.00

On-time graduation rate for students completing this program

3 semesters

 

Cost of Attendance for the entire normal duration of this certificate program   

 

  • Tuition and fees: $14,000
  • Books and supplies: $1,948

 

Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this program

$16,000

The job placement rate for students completing the program

Students can become Diet Technicians once they finish the program and take a credentialing exam.  However, most students will want to continue to complete a supervised dietetic internship, which will prepare them for a job as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Nutrition, as a profession, has a positive job outlook, and there is a 16% projected increase in jobs for dietitians and nutritionist through 2024 (https://nutritionsciencedegree.org/nutrition-science-jobs-and-career-outlook/). We’ve never had this type of program before so it is. impossible to actually provide a job placement rate for students completing the program.

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