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
When students graduate from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst they often do so with dreams of working at top medical centers and research facilities around the globe. For Nutrition alumna Ashley Kratovil ‘17, that dream came true.
Nutrition major Irene Gao recently served as panelist in a Special Topic Workshop on Student Mental Health during the 2019 Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) annual meeting held in Dublin, Ireland this past May.
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.