Cincinnati--The Program in Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences at the
University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences accepted the
first class of candidates for its new master's degree in nutrition
sciences program this fall.
A master of education in food and
nutrition has been offered at UC by the College of Education since
1966. In 1995, the program moved to the Medical Center as an academic
unit within the Center for Health Related Programs, which became the
College of Allied Health Sciences in 1998. Admissions to the master of
education program were suspended in 1999 to allow students to graduate
before initiation of the new master of science program this year.
nutrition program is one of the oldest academic programs at the
university," said Grace Falciglia, PhD, professor and head of the
nutrition program. "Our new physical location within the College of
Allied Health Sciences benefits from the resources of a major medical
institution, allowing opportunities in the areas of teaching and
research in both laboratory and hospital settings."
The goal of
the program is to prepare highly competent nutrition professionals. The
program trains graduates to make significant contributions to the field
in research, practice, teaching and leadership. The curriculum requires
one academic year of full-time graduate study providing students with
knowledge in the biochemical and physiological aspects of human
nutrition; methodologies used in basic nutrition research and skills in
research, design, implementation, evaluation and interpretation.
is a very attractive profession," Falciglia said. "The program is
designed for the dietitian, nurse, physician or other healthcare
professional seeking to enhance their knowledge and credentials.
Graduates of this program can do many things from working in the
community to research to clinical work to marketing. The possibilities
For more information, please call the Program in Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences at 558-7503.