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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics: Special Major

 Didactic Program in Dietetics


We are excited about your interest in the Special Major in Dietetics at California State University, Sacramento ( Sacramento State). This Special Major has been developed to provide students with the academic preparation needed as the first step towards a career in dietetics or for students who want a strong nutrition background to use in another health care career. The Special Major is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is developmentally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, Ext. 5400.

This website is designed to provide you with information about the DPD/Special Major including an overview of the program, required coursework, faculty advisors, steps to becoming a registered dietitian and other career options in dietetics. There are also a number of useful links that will answer your questions about general admission requirements and important policies regarding Sacramento State.

Please feel free to contact the DPD Director, Dianne Hyson PhD, MS, RD at: dhyson@csus.edu if you have any questions after reviewing the site.

Good luck and we hope to meet you soon!

FACS Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
1:30pm - 5:00pm

California State University Sacramento
Mariposa Hall - Room 3000
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6053
Phone: (916) 278-6393
Fax: (916) 278-7520

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Page last updated: 3/4/2011




Shared faculty address:


Please use the shared faculty email address for preliminary advising and general guidance.

A faculty member will answer your email and an individual advisor will be assigned to you for follow-up as needed.  

You may also attend one our regular information and advising sessions on campus to learn more about the program and your options.

More info

Dietetic Advisors:

DPD Director, Department Chair:

Dianne Hyson,
Ph.D., M.S., R.D.
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Mariposa Hall 3000
(916) 278-6393

DPD Faculty:

Wendy Buchan ,
Ph.D., R.D., E.T.T.
Program Director,
Dietetic Internship
Mariposa Hall 3027
(916) 278-6732

Lynn Hanna, Ph.D.
Mariposa Hall 3013
(916) 278-6420

Mical Shilts,
B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Mariposa Hall 3037
(916) 278-4288
(on sabbatical-fall 2010 thru spring 2011)

Seunghee Wie, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Mariposa Hall 3035
(916) 278-7108