Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences

Some FSHN department faculty participate in a separate Nutritional Sciences Doctoral program under the auspices of the Center for Nutritional Sciences. This link contains detailed information about the program. The minimum credit requirement is 60 beyond the M.S. degree or 90 beyond the Bachelors degree. This total includes course credits plus research credits. Entering students without the necessary undergraduate prerequisites may be required to complete certain courses without credit towards their degree.

The doctoral program in Nutritional Sciences is interdisciplinary in nature. Briefly, 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 expected 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.