Academics

The Department of Nutrition offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in nutrition, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree with nutrition science or community nutrition options, the on-campus Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Nutrition degrees, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition. The Department also offers the postgraduate Dietetic Internship, an 11-month practicum training leading to registration as a dietitian, as well as professional development credit and non-credit courses offered through UMassONE.

Our Department is among the most comprehensive nutrition departments in New England. Our programs feature small classes, award-winning faculty, and personalized advising. Our interdisciplinary approach helps to equip students with the ability to assess nutritional needs, provide counseling and education, and implement dietary plans compatible with the optimal health of individuals or groups.

Graduates from the Department’s programs hold diverse positions, providing nutrition education, research and assessment, as well as treatment in hospitals, clinics, businesses, community service programs, government agencies and universities throughout the world.

The Dietetics track in the undergraduate program is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.