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
The Department of Nutrition will host its 31st Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Campus Center Auditorium. This year, the department welcomes internationally renowned nutritionist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell to deliver the keynote lecture "The Science of Nutrition, After Some Upgrading, Needs Serious Attention."
In two recent studies, Associate Professor of Nutrition Zhenhua Liu investigates whether high doses of vitamin D can be used as an effective dietary strategy to prevent obesity-related colorectal cancer.
Nutrition students in the Food Recovery Network are combating food waste and insecurity by volunteering their time to share leftover food from UMass dining halls with those who could use the additional meal.