Department of Nutrition

Nutritional sciences prepares majors with a comprehensive knowledge of the biological and social sciences to understand the relationships between nutrients, food components and human health. Prevention of diseases that are related to lifestyle, particularly diet and nutrition, is a focus of the curriculum. Core courses emphasize the role of nutrients in biochemistry, genetics, physiology, microbiology and immunology that promotes wellness and enhances the quality of life. The major also provides an excellent background for those interested in pursuing graduate degrees in biological, nutritional or food sciences; professional degrees in human or veterinary medicine; degrees in dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, public health and other health professions; or dietetic internships.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and the Graduate Degree/Dietetic Internship Program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students who successfully complete the DPD and a dietetic internship are eligible to take the Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Three curriculum tracks are offered (General Nutrition, Didactic Program in Dietetics and Molecular and Experimental Nutrition) to provide flexibility in one’s chosen career path. The Nutrition major prepares one for graduate school, corporate wellness positions, health promotion programs, the food industry, public health programs, pharmaceutical sales, clinical dietetics, medical and research laboratories, biotechnology firms, government agencies and related fields.  For more information, visit https://nutrition.tamu.edu/.

Beathard, Karen, Senior Lecturer
Nutrition
MS, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1990

Chapkin, Robert, University Distinguished Professor
Nutrition
PHD, University of California at Davis, 1986

Chew, Boon, Professor
Nutrition
PHD, Purdue University, 1978

Geismar, Karen, Senior Lecturer
Nutrition
PHD, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1998

Giles, Erin, Assistant Professor
Nutrition
PHD, McMaster University, 2015

Guo, Shaodong, Associate Professor
Nutrition
PHD, Peking University, Beijing China, 1995

Johnston, Bradley, Associate Professor
Nutrition
PHD, University of Alberta, 2009

Lorenz, Saundra, Senior Lecturer
Nutrition
MS, Texas A&M University, 2002

Seguin, Rebecca, Associate Professor
Nutrition
PHD, Tufts University, 2008

Sun, Yuxiang, Associate Professor
Nutrition
PHD, University of Manitoba, 2000

Wu, Chaodong, Professor
Nutrition
PHD, Beijing Medical University, 1998

Xie, Linglin, Associate Professor
Nutrition
PHD, Kansas State University, 2008

Zhang, Ke, Associate Professor
Nutrition
PHD, Kansas State University, 2008