(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
The Major Program
The Clinical Nutrition major provides students with training in normal and therapeutic nutrition, biological and social sciences, food science, communication, business management and food service management. This major fulfills the academic requirements for admission into a dietetics internship or the equivalent, which must be completed before qualifying for registration as a dietitian.
The Program. The Clinical Nutrition major (formerly Dietetics) includes the same basic core of nutrition classes as the Nutrition Science
Entering freshman or transfer students are assumed to have basic computer skills and to demonstrate mathematics competency adequate to pass the Math Placement Exam with a minimum score of 25.
Major Advisor. Francene Steinberg (Nutrition)
Advising Center for the major is located in 3202 Meyer Hall; 530-752-2512.
Career Alternatives. The Clinical Nutrition major qualifies students to apply for a dietetic internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics enabling them to become a Registered Dietitian, the professional credential necessary to work in a clinical setting. Once dietitians are registered, they generally seek employment in administrative, therapeutic, teaching, research, or public health/public service positions in clinics, hospitals, schools, or other similar institutions. There is a growing role for dietitians working in settings outside of the traditional hospital (for example, in state and federal nutrition programs, nutrition education, Peace Corps