Ph.D. - Nutrition; Ph.D. - Nutrition: Food Science; Ph.D. - Nutrition: Institutional Administration
The primary objectives of the graduate programs are to provide programs which advance students knowledge and expertise in their field of study; to engage in research activities which will contribute to the profession and to society through improved quality of life; to provide courses of study to meet specific professional goals; continuing education for registered dietitians, food scientists, food technologists, and sports nutritionists and advanced competencies in areas of specialization; and to assist in the development of professional leaders for the future.Specialized laboratory facilities including analytical laboratories, an animal research facility, and a sensory evaluation laboratory are available on the Denton Campus. Analytical laboratories, a food preparation facility, and an animal research facility are available at the Houston Center. Research interests of the faculty include women's nutrition in relation to obesity, cancer, mineral metabolism, osteoporosis, other clinical areas; food service management; and food science in sensory evaluation, product development, and fats and oils.The doctoral degree and the master's degree programs in Food Science, Exercise and Sports Nutrition, and Institutional Administration are available only on the Denton Campus. M.S. - Nutrition - TWO graduate students who seek an M.S. in Nutrition take NFS 5313 (Nutrition and Human Metabolism) plus other graduate courses in clinical nutrition, applied nutrition, biology or chemistry. This degree prepares students for leadership positions as health practitioners or for advanced study in nutrition. M.S. - Exercise and Sports Nutrition- TWO graduate students accepted into this program take a total of 39 hours of course work in clinical nutrition, applied nutrition, exercise physiology, and business. Students complete an internship in one or more settings in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Graduates of this program may work in private practice, hospital.
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