Department of Nutritional Sciences
All programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences strive to train students to become leaders in nutrition who are able to integrate the span of knowledge from molecules to organisms to populations with the goal of improving human health.
The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a breadth of educational, research, and experiential opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students that provide them with the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue careers in research, pre-professional, industry, food systems management, and community settings.
Nutritional Sciences Academic Programs
Graduate Program in Nutrition Receives National Ranking
Recently released results from the National Research Council ranks the Penn State Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences among the nation's best.
Penny Kris-Etherton has been appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and she will also receive the Pauline Schmitt Russell Distinguished Research Career Award from the College of Health and Human Development.
Kathleen Keller has been awarded the Greenberg Early Career Professorship.
Alison Gernand has been named a BIRCWH Fellow (Building interdisciplinary research careers in women’s health program at Penn State University).
Julie Brenneman will receive the Carol Clark Ford Staff Achievement Award from the College of Health and Human Development.