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
Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department. Prior to her appointment, she served as the department’s Graduate Program Director from 2007-2018.
Nutrition majors and student athletes are taking what they learn in the classroom and helping UMass Athletics on the field through their work in the Athletic Nutrition Student Advising Program.