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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nutritional Sciences


Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Ph.D., Chairperson

Horn Professor: Moustaid-Moussa
Professors: Binks, Dhurandhar, Murimi, Oldewaga-Theron
Associate Professor: Dawson
Assistant Professors: Childress, Galyean, Gichohi, Hegde, Jun, Petersen, Reddy, Shin
Associate Professor of Practice: Booe
Assistant Professor of Practice: Kerin
Research Assistant Professor: Zu
Lecturers: Gandy, Palacios
Adjunct Faculty: Simnacher

CONTACT INFORMATION: 402 Human Sciences Bldg. | 1301 Akron Ave. | Box 41270 | Lubbock, TX 79409-1270 | T 806.742.5270 | www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ns

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs:

In addition to the regular degree programs, the department provides an 8-month post-baccalaureate dietetic internship that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and meets the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) eligibility requirements for dietetic registration. For more information, see https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/intern/index.php.

Mission. The Department of Nutritional Sciences endeavors to advance the field of nutritional sciences and equip individuals towards making a positive contribution to the society as a whole through quality education, research, and service.

Transfers. Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA to transfer into the Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics degree or the Nutrition degree. This includes students who transfer from another university as well as from another program at Texas Tech University, and second degree students. Nutrition courses transferred into these degrees are at the discretion of the department and are approved case by case. Students who have successfully passed a basic nutrition course with a C or better are eligible to take the department exemption exam for NS 1410 - Science of Nutrition . Other nutrition courses can be evaluated upon submission with a course description and syllabus. Please see the advisor for details. 

Communication Literacy Requirement. Communication literacy in Nutritional Sciences is evidenced by competence in locating, reading, interpreting, and presenting the nutrition information. This is accomplished through critiquing scientific literature as well as mainstream publications and through written communication and public speaking to a variety of audiences with varied educational backgrounds. These communication skills are measured in three required courses. Courses in the CL plan are as follows:

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs  section of the catalog.

Undergraduate Program Offerings, Course Descriptions & Curricular Tables

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    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      NS - Nutritional Sciences (Undergraduate Courses)NS - Nutritional Sciences (Graduate Courses)