Oklahoma State University

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Nutritional Sciences
The Department of  Nutritional Sciences prepares graduates for positions in nutrition and dietetics. This diverse and dynamic profession integrates human nutrition, food service administration, food science, chemistry, physiology, management, and interpersonal skills.

Nutrition professionals work in a wide range of settings, in both the public and private sector and assume an array of challenging responsibilities. Career opportunities for a registered/licensed dietitian include: health care dietitian and administrator, nutrition or food science researcher, fitness/wellness consultant, food service design consultant, dietary products or equipment representative, public health nutritionist, entrepreneur in dietetic programs and services, and corporate dietitian/nutritionist.

Professor Stephen Clarke’s research on iron deficiency

International Innovation  recently featuredNutritional Sciences Associate Professor Stephen Clarke’s research on iron deficiency and how it affects gene expression  and cellular function.   International Innovation is a global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities.   

Kelsey Schmitz, Nutritional Sciences
Kelsey Schmitz, a junior Nutritional Sciences major in the College of Human Sciences, has big dreams of being a physician’s assistant. She is a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, the Human Sciences honor society, and the Oklahoma State University Honors College. Schmitz also participates in many activities on campus including Pi Beta Phi fraternity, Pre-PA club, Varsity Revue Steering, LifeChurch Konnect leader and Pre-Health Club. The Certified Nursing Assistant will be applying for PA school next year. Find out what she has to say about the College of Human Sciences and OSU!
Bike Across America: LeAnn Yadon at TEDxOStateU 2013
LeAnn Yadon is a human nutrition/premedical science junior who plans to bike across the country to share her passion for hunger relief in third-world countries.

Watch her TEDxOSTATE presentation here!


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