HSCI 496LA Spring 2014 course syllabus

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HOW TO NAVIGATE THE

NUTRITION & FOOD

SCIENCE

Graduate Program

U S D A – N I F A G R A N T

WHO WE ARE

• Outreach Ambassadors

• USDA-NIFA Grant to increase diversity and recruitment into

Graduate programs at CSUN

WHY WE’RE HERE

• Objectives of presentation:

• Overview of benefits of M.S. program

• How to apply

• Opportunities through the USDA-NIFA Grant

• Challenges and how to overcome them

BENEFITS OF A MASTER DEGREE

Greater and varied Job opportunities

Higher salary

Increased subject knowledge

Preparation for continued studies in the medical field or various Ph.D. programs

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

CLINICAL DIETETIAN

CERTIFIED LACTATION EDUCATION OR

RELATED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (E.G.

IBCLC

FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

M.D., P.A., TEACHING COLLEGE

BUSINESS, INDUSTRY AND MEDIA

INTERNATIONAL FOOD ORGANIZATIONS

PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT

CONSULTANT AND PRIVATE PRACTICE

YOU CAN ACHIEVE

Increase Subject Knowledge

Enhance Job Skills

Portfolio Building

Community Involvement

Internships & Professional Development

Thesis Projects

FCS GRADUATE PROGRAM:

HOW TO APPLY

On-line application: www.csumentor.edu

Deadlines for submission of applications for M.S. Nutrition & Food Science :

Spring 2015 : October 1, 2014

Fall 2015: March 1, 2014

GPA Undergraduate

: at least 2.5

Must have a Bachelor’s from an accredited institution

GRE

:

Required

3 Letters of Recommendation:

1 should be from Undergraduate Instructor (preferably science discipline)

Statement of Purpose:

1000 Words or Less, Why are you interested in pursuing the Master’s? Indicate you are pursuing Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, Include Involvement and Experiences that Qualify YOU!!!!

http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/family-consumer-sciences/graduate-programs-fcs

GRADUATE COST

• Tuition and other fees: $3,893.00

• Non-CA residents: add 372 per unit

Spring 2013-2014. Fee subject to change.

• Remember, you can get financial aid from:

• Scholarships, loans, stipends..

• GRE stipend

SCHOLARSHIPS http://www.csun.edu/financialaid/home.php

http://www.fastweb.com/ http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/ https://www.scholarships.com/about-us/ http://collegenet.com/elect/app/app https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

GRE

‚óŹ Test required for a majority of Graduate school programs

Why take the GRE? GRE scores are used by Admissions to supplement your undergraduate records, letters of recommendation, and overall application.

Fees

-

Revised General Test is $185

Deadlines: Test can be taken once every 21 days, up to 5 times in a year.

CSUN: Scores older than 5 yrs won’t be accepted http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/centers_dates/

GRE STIPEND $400

USDA GRANT

Stipend can be used to pay for GRE exam or GRE Prep course (cost of course: $400-

1000)

See separate GRE Stipend application

Looks at : Involvement, GPA, and Financial Need

- Requirements Must apply to Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics

- Application Deadline DUE: April 30, 2014

SUBMIT to : lactation.education@csun.edu

For more information contact:

Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Lira

Claudia.fajardo@csun.edu

Emotional support during the process

Emotional Support

“Until we have equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.”

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice

Emotional Support

Helps us fulfill our needs to become lifelong learners, challenge ourselves, and develop our minds

Gives us a sense of accomplishment by:

• personal satisfaction

• overcomes our doubts and uncertainty about being overwhelmed by an advanced degree

• builds character

Student & PROFESSIONAL

Organizations

Student & Professional Organizations

Joining a student or professional organization can:

• Help you network

• Find volunteer or job opportunities

• Develop your skills

Student Organizations at CSUN

• Student Dietetic and Food Science Association (SDFSA)

• The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS)

• Joint Advocates of Disordered Eating (JADE)

• Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society (KON)

• Food Science Association (FSA)

Professional Organizations:

Food Science Pathway

• Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

• Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section

(SCIFTS)

Professional Organizations:

Nutrition & Dietetics Pathway

• The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

• California Dietetic Association (CDA)

• Los Angeles District of the California Dietetic Association

(LAD)

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