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:
- Food Science and Nutrition (College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences)
- Epidemiology (School of Public Health)
- Masters in Public Health Nutrition (School of Public Health)
- Kinesiology (College of Education)
- Biochemistry (School of Medicine)
- Pediatrics (School of Medicine)
- Psychiatry (School of Medicine)