BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION
The Nutrition Science PhD (NS PhD) program –
provides the highest degree for nutrition science professionals, preparing graduates for research careers in academia, non-governmental organizations (business and non-profit), allied health fields, and public service at all levels of national government. Nutrition Science focuses on the physiological and biological aspects of foods and nutrients and their absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion; and seeks to identify effective strategies to improve the dietary intake among individuals and sub-groups (i.e., older adults, children) to prevent and treat disease, improving health and promoting successful aging.
The NS PhD curriculum provides students with the graduate-level training required to become effective scientific practitioners with the capacity to conduct independent research in nutrition and health-related outcomes, in both applied and academic settings. Students’ capacity to conduct research is developed through a combination of rigorous curriculum and active faculty mentoring, designed to bring students to the intellectual forefront of their discipline.
If you are planning to attend the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in Philadelphia this October, please join us at a reception sponsored by the UD Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition. Nutrition faculty...read more
Casey Davis, Senior-Nutrition & Dietetics, presented her Summer Scholars project today at the ICE Laboratory. Congratulations to Casey on her achievement!read more
Congratulations to our very own Prof. Kristin Wiens, MSc, RDN, LDN, for winning the Emerging Leader Award won at the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting on Monday, May 13th! Congratulations on all of your hard work! It is a privilege to have...read more
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Sandra Baker, EdD, RDN, LDN, for winning the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award at the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting on Monday, May 13th! Congratulations on all of your hard work! It is a...read more