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Nutritional Sciences

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Our Nutritional Sciences program prepares you to make a difference in the health of others.

If you seek opportunities to address real-world challenges in nutritional science, look no further than Texas Tech University.


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B.S. Degree in Nutritional Sciences

The Nutritional Sciences program offers four degrees for students who have an interest in food and nutrition.

  • Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics degree plan is for students wishing to pursue a career as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
    • Career opportunities include positions in hospitals, clinics, community agencies, private consulting, long term care, extension services, food service operations, and corporate wellness.
  • Nutrition degree with emphasis on Pre-Professional Heath Career is for students who plan to enter healthcare professions.
    • Post graduate paths include medical, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry, nursing, and other allied healthcare fields.
  • Health and Wellness degree addresses the need for students who are interested in nutrition in a corporate world.
    • Job opportunities would include but not limited to corporate wellness, sales in pharmaceuticals and nutrition formulas, free-lance journalism for nutrition topics, Agri-Life Extension Service and WIC (Women, Infant, and Children's government program), and various food companies.
  • Secondary Teacher Certification prepares graduates who are interested to teach at the 8th-12th grade level in the area of nutrition, food science and hospitality.

Dietetic Internship

The Texas Tech Nutritional Sciences Program (NS) offers a Dietetic Internship Program with an optional Master of Science (MS) degree. The Dietetic Internship is a 15 month program, consisting of 1248 hours of supervised practice. Our program has a concentration in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).

M.S. or Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences

The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degrees in Nutritional Sciences.

Master's Program

Options include:

  • Thesis option
  • Non-thesis option

Doctoral Program

Tracks include:

  • Community Nutrition
  • Human Nutrition/Metabolism Nutrition
  • Others

Experienced Faculty

The Nutritional Sciences Department faculty helps students to engage in scientific discoveries and provides evidence based learning opportunities. We have experts in the areas of basic, clinical and community nutrition. They are specialists and conduct innovative research on varied topics like obesity, diabetes, inflammation, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, nano-medicine, sports nutrition, nutrigenomics and behavioral medicine. Our faculty are highly productive and have won several university, national and international recognition for their dedication in teaching and productivity in research.

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