Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

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Public Health Nutrition Program

This program is meant to provide students with skills in i) core knowledge-chemistry, biochemistry, nutrigenomics, biology and microbiology ii) developing community programs to promote optimal nutrition and good health; iii) working with special groups at risk for disease; and iv) evaluation of lifestyle, environmental, and psychological issues related to nutrition and health. The curriculum is developed to prepare students to serve in public health related fields. It has a component that gives students the option to apply for the dietetic internship and take the Registered Dietitian national exam. This program is also designed to provide students with practical experiences in data collection on chronic disease problems (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, etc.) and to formulate nutrition related solutions. Career opportunities are available in most public health facilities throughout the United States.


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Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, 204 Campbell Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8162, Fax: 334-727-8493, E-mail: gherdp@mytu.tuskegee.edu