The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is among one of the world’s largest combined programs in which food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are studied within one academic department. The department has about 30 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate students and close to 1,000 undergraduates. Our programs are accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the American Dietetic Association. After completing undergraduate degrees, our students typically move on to professional employment, further education or training in food or nutrition graduate programs, or professional school programs. We have a strong record of excellent placement of our graduate students in industry and professional organization employment, as faculty members at colleges and universities, or in postdoctoral training experiences.
Our faculty has trained at institutions from all across the world and has been widely successful in their teaching, research, and extension efforts. Throughout our programs in food science, nutrition, and dietetics, our faculty is recognized nationally and internationally as experts in their respective fields.
Our programs are provided to our students at a number of different on-campus and off-campus sites including:
The mission of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is to provide progressive and effective programs in teaching,
research, and extension
which meet the needs of the citizens of Florida, and benefit the nation. This mission is accomplished by faculty and staff through resident and distance instruction, research, and extension.