Dietetics Degree at San Diego State University

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Dietetics Degree

The dietetics program at San Diego State University prepares students for careers as a dietitian, food scientist, or private chef. The program focuses on the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs. Program courses include: human nutrition, nutrient metabolism, disease prevention, planning and directing food service activities, diet and nutrition analysis and planning, supervision of food storage and preparation, client education, and professional standards and regulations. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer dietetics degrees.

The Dietetics program at San Diego State University is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for more than 36 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Dietetics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Diego State University has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree64
Master's Degree2

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male7
Female59

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian6
Hispanic19
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders2
White33
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Dietetics program at San Diego State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Description

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dietitians and nutritionists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
    • Total Employment: 430
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.74
    • Average Annual Salary: $66,010

Dietetic Technicians

Description

Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dietetics Programs in California

Dietetics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B)

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Dietetics (B)

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B,M)
  • Clinical Nutrition (B,M)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 85 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B,M)

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B)

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Pomona, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 44 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B)

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B,M)

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 87 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B)

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 80 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B,M)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 48 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dietetics (B)

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