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Dietetics, B.Sc.

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San Diego, CA, United States
As you work toward your Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Point Loma Nazarene University, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the dietetics field that will prepare you for an endless range of occupations and specializations. 
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By studying dietetics, you will discover the nutrient needs for growth and development, learn how to evaluate patients' nutritional and health needs, and hone the ability to prevent and treat many types of conditions and diseases. You will take classes across multiple academic disciplines to understand the basics of how the body’s systems work together to maintain life. From anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology to advanced courses in nutrition, food science, community health, and more, you will develop skills to effectively assess, develop, and promote healthier lifestyle choices for clients and patients.

The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Point Loma Nazarene University also prepares you to earn the needed verification to apply to an accredited dietetic internship after graduation — the next step to becoming a registered dietitian. 

A Bachelor of Science in Dietetics can lead to a career as a:

  • Registered Dietician
  • Clinical Care Specialist
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Service Manager
  • Nutritionist


PLNU’s DPD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 899-5400. ACEND has established Standards of Education which accredited programs must meet and include knowledge, skill and competency requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    135 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Food
  • Human Development
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Personal and Consumer Financial Management
  • Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Research
  • Principles of Accounting for Non-Business Majors

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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    • National

      36350 USD/year
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    General fee: $600/year

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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