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Catherine Heinlein, EdD, RD, MS, CDE, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5558
Heinlein is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She is a registered dietitian, registered nurse, and certified diabetes educator. Heinlein teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition and the course, complementary and alternative therapies: herbs, supplements, and nutrition, for the School of Nursing. She also developed and taught the course, nutrition for exercise and sports, for the Athletic Training majors in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences. Heinlein has provided medical nutrition therapy to clients in Pasadena, Pomona, and Azusa as an inpatient, outpatient, and community dietitian, and has been invited to speak to a wide range of audiences on topics concerning nutrition and lifestyle change. Her research area is in the effectiveness of education in the bariatric surgery patient.


BSN, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, 2010

EdD, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne, La Verne, California, 2007

MS in Nutrition Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1995

BS in Home Economics/Foods and Nutrition, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1987

AS (General Studies/Certified Dietetic Assisting Program). Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, 1978


  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Child Health and Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Maternal Health and Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Courses Taught

AT 360 – Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Science
GNRS 564 – Nutrition and Therapeutics
UNRS 220 – Health Assessment
UNRS 260 – Nutrition
UNRS 300 – Complementary and Alternative Therapies: Herbs, Supplements, and Nutrition

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Building One, Room 347, West Campus

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