The interdisciplinary Nutrition Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota draws on faculty, courses, and facilities University-wide. With this approach we offer you the opportunity to tailor a program to your specific interests, using the resources of departments from several University schools and colleges.
In order to provide the most complete educational experience possible, we emphasize the value of both research and teaching experience for our graduate students. The Nutrition Graduate Program offers opportunities to conduct research with a diverse faculty from many different departments within the University. These faculty members bring sponsored grants from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Veterans Administration, and from various food/health industries and commodity groups. Nutrition research opportunities are available in many areas, including dietary fiber, cancer, cardiovascular disease, maternal and child nutrition, phytochemicals, antioxidants, energy metabolism, exercise and nutrition and nutrition education.
Departments or divisions that participate in the Nutrition Graduate Program:
(3/26/10) The MnOPT program at the University of Minnesota is dedicated to providing innovative interdisciplinary training for the next generation of biologic, behavioral, and clinical obesity prevention scientists. The program offers training for up to four predoctoral fellows who may be accepted in one of several University of Minnesota PhD programs, as well as up to four postdoctoral fellows with MD, PhD, or equivalent degrees. The positions offer up to a 4-5 year appointment for predoctoral training or a 2-3 year appointment for postdoctoral training with a flexible start date, tuition benefits, a competitive stipend, and support for scientific meeting travel and other training experiences. More details and links to the application form can be found here.
(12/02/09) This fellowship program provides integrated training in nutrition and cancer research at both pre-doctoral (PhD) and post-doctoral levels (Ph.D. or M.D.) within the context of a large division of epidemiology and a comprehensive nutrition graduate program. The program is intended to prepare fellows for research careers in nutrition and cancer etiology and prevention. More details and links to the application form can be found here.