Program Description

The applicant will present at least two years of education from an accredited Community College, College, or University indicating specific subject requirements for entrance into the B.S. program. The B.S. curriculum is comprised of didactic training and 1000 hours of supervised professional practice experiences to adequately prepare a competent graduate. Upon the completion of the senior year, the student is awarded a Bachelor and a Master of Science degrees and is eligible to write the registration examination of the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Program Length

3 years (11 quarters)

Possible Careers

Numerous opportunities are available for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) assess patient’s nutritional needs, develop personalized nutrition treatment programs, and evaluate and report results. Dietitians also work in public health clinics, home health agencies, major supermarkets, and food service facilities. Some dietitians oversee large-scale food production and service facilities in health care, col-lege and university cafeterias, correctional facilities, and school food service.

Dietitians work under contract with extended health-care facilities or in their own private practice. Others work for wellness programs, sports teams, or other nutrition-related businesses. Some dietitians engage in research activities to enhance the profession. Increased interest in nutrition has led to opportunities in food manufacturing, advertising, and marketing, among others.

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the program is based upon a selective process. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:

  • Complete program prerequisites
  • Have a 3.0 G.P.A., or above, in both science and non-science prerequisite courses
  • Complete an online application
  • Provide recommendations
  • Complete an interview


  • Humanities – 20 quarter units or 14 semester units minimum (choose minimum of three areas from: history, literature, philosophy, foreign language, art/music appreciation, or art/music history)
  • If attending a Seventh-day Adventist college, four quarter or three semester units of religion per year is required.
  • College Algebra (or higher, i.e., Pre-Calculus, Calculus)
  • Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory (complete sequence)
  • General Chemistry with laboratory (complete sequence)
  • Microbiology with laboratory
  • A Psychology course
  • A Sociology course
  • Social Science Elective (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, or additional Psychology or Sociology)
  • English Composition (complete sequence)
  • Speech
  • Two physical activity courses
  • Human Nutrition
  • Provide a certificate of completion for a Medical Terminology course

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1920, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, ext 5400. Website:, Fax (312) 899-4817, Email

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $31,800 $30,528
Fees $2,850 $3,800
Books & Supplies $6,900 $3,100
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $41,550 $37,428


The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2022-2023, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 12
Room & Board $14,985 $19,980
Transportation $2,880 $3,840
Personal Expenses $2,250 $3,000


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.