Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) Admissions Information
The Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) is designed for persons seeking both academic course work and supervised practice required to qualify to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian. The curriculum integrates academic preparation and clinical experience needed by the generalist in dietetics. Upon passing the national examination administered under the direction of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, graduates are recognized as registered dietitians (R.D.). The Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606,(312) 899-0040, ext 5400.
Students who seek preliminary admission to the CDP must fulfill the following criteria:
- Eligible for admission to Cal State L.A.
- Minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
- Minimum 3.0 grade point average in the major, with no grade lower than C in courses required for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Students may repeat CDP courses and prerequisite science courses in which they earned a grade lower than C only once to meet program admission criteria.
- Students must repeat any nutrition and biochemistry prerequisite courses they completed more than three years before beginning the CDP before they may enter the program.
- Satisfactory health for full participation in the clinical program. Before they may enter the CDP, students must complete a physical examination, including Mantoux skin test or chest x-ray and other laboratory tests (including proof of immunity to rubella), as specified in contractual agreements with clinical facilities.
- Upper division standing and completion of the first two years of the Nutritional Science major. Because of the intensity of the CDP, undergraduate students must complete all lower division general education and preparatory courses before they may enter the program.
- Graduate students must have completed all preparatory courses for program admission. When admitted, graduate students enter the CDP as first year students in a two-year program.
- Valid California driver’s license and access to an automobile, or transportation to clinical facilities.
- Professional liability, health, and automobile insurance.
- Live Scan Review (background check)