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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Nutrition

Mark Haub, Head

University Distinguished Professor: E. Chambers; Professors: D. Chambers, Grunewald, Mason, and Wang; Associate Professors: Adhikari, Haub, Higgins, Kidd, Melgarejo, and Peters; Assistant Professors: Jordan, Koppel, Lindshield, Procter, R. Rosenkranz, S. Rosenkranz, and Yarrow; Instructors: Campbell, DiCicco, Hoffman, and Yoder; Adjunct Assistant Professor: Baybutt; Research Assistant Professors: Linde and Swaney-Stueve; Emeriti Professors: Bowers, Clarke, Fryer, Holcomb, Koo, Newell, Medeiros, and Reeves; Emeriti Associate Professors: Harbers and Smith-Zabolio; Emeritus Associate Dean: Medeiros.

213 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-3132

The programs in the Department of Human Nutrition focus on nutrition and physical activity, chronic disease prevention and management, athletic training, functional foods and supplements, sensory analysis and public health nutrition.

The Department of Human Nutrition offers two programs leading to a bachelor of science degree in human nutrition: nutritional sciences and nutrition and health. The department also offers an online BS completion program in nutrition and health. In addition the department offers a BS degree program in athletic training.

A dual-degree program in nutrition and kinesiology is offered jointly with the Department of Kinesiology. Students earn a BS in human nutrition and a BS in kinesiology. This is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation.

Students who want to become registered dietitians must take additional courses to meet the academic requirements of the Academy of Nutriton and Dietetics (didactic program in dietetics or DPD). They will then become eligible to apply for an accredited internship. Interested students should contact the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics.

The Department also offers a concurrent BS/MS and BS/MPH options that allows students to obtain a graduate degree. The combined BS/MS program allows exceptional undergraduate in the Department of Human Nutrition with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in shorter time than typically required to earn a BS plus a MS if both degrees are pursued separately. Students can obtain the MS with a thesis, report, or coursework-only option.

Specialized laboratories for sensory analysis and nutrition research are available for research and instruction. The department has an animal laboratory that is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). In cooperation with the College of Veterinary Medicine, animals housed and maintained in the laboratory receive veterinary care to comply with the current NIH guidelines. A nutritional assessment laboratory includes facilities for physical and dietary assessments.



Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science/Master of Science

Dual Degree


Human Nutrition