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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Nov 26, 2022  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Jay Whelan, Head
Michael Zemel,
Director of Graduate Studies

Burney, J., PhD - Tennessee
Greer, B., PhD - Tennessee
Haughton, B., EdD - Columbia
Karlstad, M., PhD - Loyola
Whelan, J., PhD - Penn State
Zemel, M., PhD - Wisconsin
Associate Professor
Raynor, H., PhD - State University of New York (Buffalo)
Research Associate Professor
Biggerstaff, J., PhD - Brunel (England)
Assistant Professors
Bittle, J., PhD - Tennessee
Chen, G., PhD  - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)
Collier, J., PhD - Louisiana State
Hansen-Petrik, M., PhD - Tennessee
Kavanagh, K., PhD - California (Davis)
Spence, M., PhD - Tennessee
Zhao, L., PhD - California (Berkeley)
Wetherall, K., MS - Boston
Emeriti Faculty
Sachan, D., PhD - Illinois
Skinner, J., PhD - Oregon State
Nutrition   MS
     Cellular and molecular nutrition concentration    
  Public health nutrition concentration     
Nutrition / Public Health
Nutritional Sciences   PhD

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 Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; 120 South Riverside Plaza; Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995; telephone (312) 899-0040. Students may also select from related minors including exercise physiology or interdisciplinary minor programs in gerontology, 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. Forms may be obtained from the department’s website or the departmental office at 229 Jessie Harris Building, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 37996-1920. Application due dates can be found on the department’s 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. Required undergraduate courses include general and organic chemistry, physiological chemistry/biochemistry, physiology, statistics and advanced nutrition. Applicants to all programs with related research interests and experience will be given preference.

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