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.)
- 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
An interdisciplinary research team including Assistant Professor of Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to measure the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on the breast cancer risk of lactating women.
Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain PhD ‘18 recently participated in the U.S. National Institute on Aging’s Butler-Williams Scholars Program, a weeklong program targeted toward emerging researchers interested in the topic of aging.
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.