Employment Opportunities, Tuition, Membership Fees 

Employment Opportunities

Dietitians and Diet Technicians work in:

  • Hospitals, HMOs, or other health care facilities
  • Sports nutrition and corporate wellness program
  • Food and nutrition related businesses & industries
  • Private practice
  • Community and public health settings
  • Universities and medical centers
  • Research

Reference:  visit the American Dietetic Association for Careers in Dietetics for more information.

Tuition and Membership Fees

Costs to students during undergraduate education:  A description of costs related to fees charged by CSUS are included in the University Catalog.

Student membership in professional organizations are optional but strongly encouraged.  The cost for student membership in the American Dietetic Association is $43/year.  Membership in the American Dietetic Association automatically makes you a member of the California Dietetic Association at no additional cost.  Annual costs for memberships in Northern Area Dietetic Association is $10/year.

Applying to dietetic internships and/or practice programs also incurs costs for copying and mailing applications.  In addition some programs have an application fee ranging up to $100.00 per site.  In addition, there may be costs for relocating to that area and living expenses for 6 months to 1 year in order to complete the dietetic internship and/or practice program  After successful completion of the Dietetic Internship and/or practice program, you become eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians, which also has a cost.  For current information about the Registration Examination for Dietitians, visit the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Scholarships are also available.  Visit the American Dietetic Association for additional information.