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
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.
Nancy Cohen, professor of nutrition and senior planning officer in the Chancellor’s Office, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS).
This holiday season the UMass Nutrition Association & Public Health Peer Advisors led individual food drives to secure Thanksgiving meals for families around the Pioneer Valley. Together they managed to donate over 500 pounds of food to the Western Mass Food Bank in Hatfield, MA.