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

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5558
Catherine Heinlein, EdD, RD, MS, CDE, RN, has degrees in leadership, nursing, and nutrition and is a certified diabetes educator. She serves as the director for the short-term study abroad India program. She developed the school’s minor in nutrition which offers a variety of courses from fundamentals in nutrition to complementary and alternative therapies. Additionally, Heinlein works at the school’s neighborhood wellness centers providing both nursing and nutrition care and education to community members. Heinlein is a clinical instructor for both the foundations of professional nursing and health assessment courses. One of her greatest passions is watching her students’ mature both spiritually and personally as they move forward in the nursing program and in their professional lives.


  • 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

  • AES 360 – Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Science
  • UNRS 105 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • UNRS 120 – Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • UNRS 220 – Health Assessment
  • UNRS 260 – Nutrition
  • UNRS 280 – Life Cycle Nutrition
  • UNRS 300 – Complementary and Alternative Therapies: Herbs, Supplements, and Nutrition
  • UNRS 320 – Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition
  • UNRS 380/381 Transcultural Health Care