Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in the Nutritional Sciences Concentration
Nutritional Sciences graduate students are exposed to a rich academic and research environment. In addition to the Department’s array of nutrition graduate courses, students are encouraged to broaden their program by enrolling in graduate courses in biochemistry, chemistry, medical sciences, animal science, epidemiology, gerontology, physiology, veterinary medicine, bioinformatics, anthropology, microbiology, and statistics.
Research areas of emphasis include the following:
- Human nutrition: encompasses clinical nutrition and dietetics, supplement studies, and metabolic trials; these research projects often involve use of our campus’ fully equipped UF Clinical Research Center.
- Molecular and cellular nutrition and metabolomics: comprises nutrient transport, basic metabolism, nutrient-gene interactions, genetics, and genomics.
- The doctoral program in Nutritional Sciences is interdisciplinary in nature.
For further information on the program, refer to the Center for Nutritional Sciences Site.