Offered by: College of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Science Department
The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students pursuing career goals in the dietetics field qualify for post-baccalaureate supervised practice (dietetic internship), graduate programs, and to take the registration examination for Dietetic Technicians (DTR). The department offers a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. A minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in major courses is required for application to the Cal Poly Pomona Dietetic internship. Upon completion of a dietetic internship, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination to become registered dietitians. Beginning January 1, 2024, eligibility to take the registration examination for registered dietitians will include earning a master’s degree or higher. Student can complete a combined supervised practice and advanced degree or complete the advanced degree before supervised practice. Non-CPP students requesting transcript evaluation to determine needed coursework for completion of didactic dietetic coursework verification statement will be required to pay a fee of $50. CPP students wishing to take the Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) exam will be required to pay a fee of $25 for submission of validated eligibility requirements to the Commission for Dietetic Registration. A culinary science or physiology minor may be included in this career option with a few additional courses. Dietitians are members of the professional health care team and serve as facilitators who translate scientific knowledge into practical applications so that consumers can make informed decisions about their diet.
Dietitians and DTRs are employed in hospitals, outpatient and long-term care facilities, community and government agencies, schools, the private sector, or are self-employed. Administrative dietitians supervise food service in hospitals, extended care facilities, restaurants, colleges, schools, and businesses.