PhD Curriculum – Entering Class 2017

PhD Course Requirements in Nutritional Sciences

The following requirements reflect the curriculum for students who enrolled in the PhD program in Autumn 2017 for reference and advising purposes.

To view the current requirements, please see the Current PhD Curriculum

Required Nutrition Courses: 33 credits
NUTR 500 Graduate Seminar: Current Issues in Nutrition (A) 1 credits
NUTR 513 Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in a Social, Environmental, and Policy Context (A) 2 credits
NUTR 520 Nutrition and Metabolism I (A) 3 credits
NUTR 521 Nutrition and Metabolism II (W) 3 credits
NUTR 522 Nutrition and Metabolism III (Sp) 3 credits
NUTR 529 Nutrition Research Design 1 credit
NUTR 531 Public Health Nutrition (W) 4 credits
NUTR 562 Nutrition and Chronic Disease (Sp) 4 credits
Additional 500-level Nutrition courses 12 credits
Other requirements: 45-57 credits
Other Sciences (related to specific interests) 24 credits
 EPI Epidemiology (EPI 511 or EPI 512/513) 4-8 credits
 BIOST Biostatistics 8-12 credits
Research Methods 8-12 credits
Undoing Racism in Public Health 1 credit
Dissertation Credits: minimum 27 credits
NUTR 800 Dissertation (A,W,Sp,S) 27 credits

TOTAL credit requirements: 105-117

GCPD Requirements

PhD students enrolled in the RD training program (GCPD) will need to complete the following courses:

  • GCPD Seminar (NUTR 561A)
  • Food Safety and Health (NUTR 545)*
  • Nutrition Education Principles and Practice (NUTR 536)
  • Nutritional Counseling for Chronic Disease (NUTR 560)
  • Nutrition in Acute Care (NUTR 563)
  • Orientation to Clinical Dietetics Practice (NUTR 559)

The timing of PhD student course and internship requirements will be coordinated on a case by case basis to accommodate their dissertation research projects.

* GCPD students holding a DPD verification statement waive out of NUTR 545