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Nutritional Science Major

The nutritional science degree program at Seaver College is designed to train students for graduate and professional schools, as well as for careers in health science and dietetics.

Nutritional Science Degree

Our nutritional science program is approved as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and prepares students for supervised practice programs (also known as Dietetic Internships), and Individual Supervised Practice Pathways (ISPP).


Post-Baccalaureate Nutritional Science Certificate Program

The registration process for all dietitians requires participation in a program that provides supervised internship hours and is recognized by the Accreditation Council for the Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Pepperdine NSCP-ISPP program is a post-baccalaureate program designed to meet those requirements (for those who have already completed their DPD programs).

What Natural Science Division Grads Are Doing

Data collected from the 2022 class within six months of graduation.



Employed Full-Time or Part-Time


Admitted to Graduate School


Total Settled Graduates

Why Pepperdine

Pepperdine Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States. We are a Christian university where students grow in knowledge and character. As a liberal arts institution, we focus on providing rich opportunities for intellectual and spiritual exploration for students with a diverse community.



Located in Malibu, CA


13:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio


80% of Students Participate in an International Program


120,000 + Alumni Network

Nutritional Science Student Testimonials


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Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: RAC 106


Joe Fritsch
Divisional Dean & Professor of Chemistry

Stephanie Adler
Office Manager

Sunni De Lano
Director, NSCP-ISPP

Daphne Green
Lab Manager

Michael Kruel
Associate Lab Manager

Patricia Scopinich
Administrative Assistant