BS Nutritional Science with Dietetics Concentration

The BS in Nutritional Science with Dietetics Concentration is one step in the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). 

More info about becoming a RD/RDN

SJSU's Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Internal Dietetic Internship (DI)

SJSU Course Requirements for BS in Nutritional Science with Dietetics Concentration

Dietetics Advising & Four-Year Plan Form (Link to Forms page)

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Demonstrate basic food preparation skills
  • Practice professional ethics at all times
  • Minimum of 6 case studies and two lab reports will be completed by students in at least five different courses
  • Demonstrate appropriate laboratory skills and an understanding of scientific research methodology
  • Participate in community/professional organizations a part of at least three courses
  • Describe nutritional needs in health and disease throughout the life cycle
  • Assess health status and plan diets for groups and individuals in health and disease
  • Incorporate computer literacy in professional activities
  • Apply the principles of food production, delivery and service, procurement, finance, and human resource management
  • Exhibit qualities of leadership, as well as skills in collaboration and negotiation, as a team member
  • Apply basic organization and management skills
  • Apply knowledge of government and business to explain public policy, promote good nutrition and to advocate for consumers on nutrition issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis of nutrition, food science, and foodservice for entry level professionals
  • Practice with regard for environmental issues related to food
  • Communicate and educate effectively, to different ethnic groups and/or individuals, through writing, counseling, consulting and oral presentations