The Department of Nutrition offers graduate studies leading to the Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree, an accredited post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship, as well as undergraduate studies with majors in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Wellness, and Nutrition Science.
The Department of Nutrition faculty includes doctorally-trained nutrition researchers with responsibilities for both conducting externally-funded research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. There are full-time Academic Professional faculty members, as well as part-time instructors in the department whose primary responsibility is teaching.
The three signature areas of research in Nutrition are:
1) obesity, energy balance, and chronic disease
2) bioactive food component effects on cell function and prevention of disease processes
3) nutrition risks and needs of underserved/limited resource populations.
Visit the Faculty information page or departmental Research page for more information about these areas of research and the faculty who conduct applied/translational and basic research in these areas.
Accreditation of Programs
Both the Human Nutrition and Dietetics concentration (also known as the Didactic Program in Dietetics – DPD) and the Post-BS Certificate-Dietetic Internship program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Therefore, at the undergraduate level, successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at UNCG qualifies you to compete for placement in ACEND-accredited dietetic internships. Following completion of a dietetic internship, students will take a national registration exam to earn the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.
You may contact ACEND for additional information:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 312-899-0040 ext. 5400
The Department of Nutrition is located on the third floor of Stone Building at the heart of the UNCG campus, directly across from the University library.
The Stone Building’s renovated classrooms and laboratories are state of the art. The research laboratories contain modern equipment for the study of cellular and molecular nutrition, nutritional and clinical biochemistry, physical fitness and body composition, and dietary intake. Research models include human participants, laboratory animals, and cells in culture. Students find computers readily available for project work located in computer labs all across campus. In addition, the campus network provides access to databases worldwide.