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 1200 hours of supervised professional practice experiences in a health service and liberal arts environment to adequately prepare a competent graduate.  Upon the completion of the senior year, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree 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

The majority of RDs work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy, often part of medical teams) in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health-care facilities. In addition, a large number of RDs work in community and public health settings and academia, and research. A growing number of RDs work in the food and nutrition industry, in business, journalism, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness programs. Reference – AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) www.eatright.org

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Autumn of 2020Dec 1, 2019Mar 31, 2020

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

Prerequisites

  • 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: www.eatright.com/ACEND, Fax (312) 899-4817, Email acend@eatright.org

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 2019-2020

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Tuition$31,200$29,952
Fees$2,640$3,520
Books & Supplies$3,750$1,750
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$37,590$35,222

Notes

Expected costs for the 2019-2020 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

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 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Months enrolled912
Room & Board$11,655$15,540
Transportation$2,880$3,840
Personal Expenses$2,070$2,760

Notes

  • 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.