Curriculum

The Didactic Program in Dietetics is the list of courses at Fresno State that satisfy the requirements set forth by ACEND.  As of fall 2012, the curriculum was changed so that only students admitted into the Certificate in Dietetics Option will receive the verification statement upon completion. The Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences – Option in Dietetics and Food Administration requires completion of 69 semester units in the major and 51 semester units of General Education (120 semester unit’s total). The Certificate in Dietetics Option requirements are the same 69 units in the major required for the degree.

Verification Statement Policy

A verification statement is an official document that signifies that the student has met all academic and professional requirements as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Fresno State Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences – Certificate in Dietetics Option.  Students are required to meet the requirements listed below in order to receive a verification statement. 

This policy is in effect for students applying to the Dietetics and Food Administration - Certificate in Dietetics Option starting fall 2012. Students enrolled in the Dietetics and Food Administration option prior to fall 2012 will be issued a verification statement if they meet the graduate requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences – Dietetics and Food Administration option.

Procedure
Students must complete the following to receive a verification statement:

  1. Meet the degree requirements for the Food and Nutritional Sciences – Certificate in Dietetics option
  2. Maintain a “C” or better in all of the Dietetics and Food Administration – Certificate in Dietetics Option courses.
  3. Students starting with a fall 2012 catalog year must be admitted into the Certificate in Dietetics Option program and successfully complete the following criteria to receive a verification statement:
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher in all attempted college coursework
    • Statement of professional goals – personal statement
    • 240 hours of nutrition and dietetics volunteer and work
    • 2 letters of recommendation