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.


Learning About World Cultures through Food

The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition  is teaming up with University of Delaware Dining Services and student groups to present “Learning About World Cultures through Food." The  events are held Jan. 23, 24 and 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Russell Residential...

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Alumni Update: Brianna Sas-Ciampoli, Class of 2013

My name is Brianna and I am a BHAN alumni! I graduated from UD in 2013 and immediately moved to Portland, OR to study Acupuncture and Chinese medicine! I am in my final year of the four-year Masters Program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and so many...

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