The Department of Nutrition in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study and application of the relationship between diet, foods and health. The Department offers a wide range of academic programs including:
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- 4+1 Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.)
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Dietetic Internship
The challenges facing nutritionists today range from problems of obesity and chronic diseases to those of malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies. Nutritionists work in hospitals and clinics, communities, and institutions throughout the world.
In the Spotlight
Nutrition major Melanie Wilk recently received the Mead Johnson Nutrition Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The $3,000 award is sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition, a company focused on children’s nutrition. Wilk hopes to work with mothers and children in the future as part of her career as a dietitian.
Elena Carbone, Associate Professor and graduate program director, recently received a one-year, nearly $30,000 Research Development Fund grant through the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to collaborate with colleagues in Ghana, Australia, England and the U.S. to conduct maternal health literacy research. UMass Amherst is one of only 21 universities invited to be part of the WUN.
Nutrition graduate student Mina Frederick is helping to bridge the knowledge gap between chronic disease and dietary patterns.