M.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition
The CSU Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics (CMPD) leads to the master of science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Students will usually complete their program research requirement in the Community/Public Health Nutrition area.
The program includes didactic instruction and provides Foundation Knowledge and Skills and 1260 hours of supervised practice to meet the 2012 Core Competencies for Dietitians. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national examination for registered dietitians.The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312-899-0040, ext. 5400). Students with a B.S. degree in nutrition, food science, or a basic science such as biology, chemistry, microbiology, or physiology often have an appropriate foundation for a graduate program in human nutrition. Students from the social sciences usually need to make up deficiencies in physiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and college algebra prior to admission.