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


Associate Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5558

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, #348

Catherine Heinlein, EdD, RD, MS, CDE, RN, focuses her practice assisting individuals in taking control of their own physical, mental, and spiritual health through setting personal goals and attaining them for the long-term. Heinlein is accomplished at curriculum development, implementation, and enhancement. With years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist, registered nurse, certified diabetes care and education specialist, college educator, and global health leader, her doctorate degree provides expertise in communication theory, decision-making, planning, and evaluation of programs.


  • EdD, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne 2007
  • MS, Nutrition Science, University of Southern California, 1995
  • BS, Foods and Nutrition, California State University, Los Angeles, 1987
  • BSN, Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 2010

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Diabetes care program development
  • Nutrition and therapeutic diets
  • Curriculum development and instruction
  • Group dynamics and teams - community and global outreach programs to include short-term study abroad

Courses Taught

  • GE - 100 First Year Seminar
  • GNRS - 564 Nutrition and Therapeutics
  • KINE - 360 Nutrition for Exercise and Sports Medicine
  • UNRS - 100 Foundations of Professional Nursing (clinical)
  • UNRS - 120 Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • UNRS - 260 Nutrition
  • UNRS - 280 Life Cycle Nutrition
  • UNRS - 300 Complementary and Alternative Therapies: Herbs, Dietary Supplements, and Nutrition
  • UNRS - 320 Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition
  • UNRS - 382 Community Health Nursing (clinical)