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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nutritional Sciences


Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Ph.D. Chairperson

Professors: Boylan, Dhurandhar, Moustaid-Moussa, Murimi, Oldewaga-Theron, Reed, Spallholz
Associate Professor: Binks, Wang
Assistant Professors: Dawson, Hegde, Rahman
Assistant Professors of Practice: Fillipp, Kloiber
Instructors: Booe, Childress
Adjunct Faculty: Paschall, Simnacher

CONTACT INFORMATION: 402 Human Sciences Bldg., 1301 Akron Ave., Box 41270, Lubbock, TX 79409-1270 T 806.742.5270

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs:

In addition to the regular degree programs, the department provides a 15-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

Mission. The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences is to prepare individuals who will make a contribution to professions related to nutritional sciences and to society as a whole through quality education, research, and service.

Transfers. Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA to transfer into Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics degree and Nutrition with the Pre-professional track. 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 . Other nutrition courses can be evaluated upon submission with a course description and syllabus. Please see the advisor for details. 

Communication Literacy (CL) Plan. 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 background. 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

(Click on program for curricular table.)


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


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