2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    May 17, 2021  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Jay Whelan, Head
Guoxun Chen,
Director of Graduate Studies

Burney, J., PhD – Tennessee
Greer, B., PhD – Tennessee
Karlstad, M., PhD – Loyola
Whelan, J., PhD – Penn State

Associate Professors
Chen, G., PhD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)
Kavanagh, K., PhD – California (Davis)
Raynor, H., PhD – State University of New York (Buffalo)

Assistant Professors
Colby, S., PhD – North Carolina (Greensboro)
Donohoe, D., PhD – Louisiana State Health Sciences Center (Shreveport)
Hansen-Petrik, M., PhD – Tennessee
Spence, M., PhD – Tennessee
Zhao, L., PhD – California (Berkeley)

Senior Lecturer
Wetherall, K., MS – Boston

Emeriti Faculty
Haughton, B., EdD – Columbia
Sachan, D., PhD – Illinois
Skinner, J., PhD – Oregon State
Zemel, M., PhD – Wisconsin

Nutrition   MS
     Cellular and molecular nutrition concentration    
  Public health nutrition concentration     
Nutrition / Public Health   MS-MPH
Nutritional Sciences   PhD
     Cellular and molecular nutrition concentration    
     Community nutrition concentration    

The Master of Science program is available with a major in nutrition and concentrations in cellular and molecular nutrition or public health nutrition.

A graduate degree combined with a Dietetic Internship (DI) beyond the baccalaureate degree qualifies the graduate to apply for the Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Students may learn more from the department about the Dietetic Internship from the departmental website. The Dietetic Internship is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, HTTP://www.eatright.org/ACEND. Students may also select from related minors including exercise physiology or interdisciplinary minor programs in statistics or epidemiology.


A complete file for review includes the Graduate Application for Admission, completed departmental application form, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the general section, and three Graduate Rating Forms completed by individuals who can attest to the applicant’s potential for graduate education. A link to the Graduate School’s electronic application process, along with application due dates, can be found on the department website. Admission into the graduate program in the department is dependent on completion of undergraduate courses that give the necessary background for success in the graduate program, and include: general and organic chemistry, physiological chemistry/biochemistry, physiology, statistics and introductory* nutrition. Details regarding the minimum semester hours expected for each prerequisite are available in the Graduate Student Handbook on the department’s website. Applicants to all programs with related research interests and experience will be given preference.

*For those lacking only the introductory nutrition prerequisite, the student will be required to complete this or a similar class upon admission to our program.

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