The faculty and staff of the Nutritional Sciences Department are committed to excellence
in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and extension. We offer a comprehensive
educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested
in promoting the health and wellness of individuals as well as communities through
the prevention and treatment of disease. Graduates are prepared for careers in dietetics,
nutrition, and an array of areas within the biomedical field. Nutrition professionals
work in a wide range of settings, in both the public and private sector.
Our graduate faculty advance the science and application of nutritional science through
basic cellular and molecular, translational, and community research. The impact of
their work is seen throughout the state of Oklahoma, the nation, and the world. Working
with master’s degree and doctoral students, they are preparing the next generation
of nutritional scientists. Our dietetic interns earn master’s degrees before completing
their rotations. Faculty members working with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services
affect the lives of individual Oklahomans for the better by applying research findings
to real-life settings in homes, schools, and businesses.