Earn your master's degree and become a registered dietitian nutritionist
Our Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics is designed for current CSU FSHN students who are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. You must first be accepted into our department’s graduate program and then submit an application for the CMPD, usually during your second year of graduate school.
The program includes didactic instruction and provides you with 1000 hours of supervised practice to meet the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Core Competencies for Dietitian Nutritionists.
Our program ensures you get practical experience and coursework in the following:
- Community Nutrition – health needs assessment, program planning and delivery for vulnerable populations
- Clinical Nutrition – focus is on medical nutrition therapy for acute medical conditions
- Food Service Management – management and nutrition planning for large institutions like hospitals and schools
If you’re interested in this unique program, contact our program director: Leslie Cunningham-Sabo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a graduate student you will choose a curriculum that requires you to conduct research and complete a thesis. Our faculty explore a wide range of nutrition-related research topics and encourage our graduate students to participate such as: