The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NSc) is to lead in providing cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSc takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and well being, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Scott Going Appointed NSC Department Head
With a background in exercise physiology, physical education and health education, Dr. Scott Going came to the UA in 1985 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and lecturer in exercise and sports sciences for the then-School of Health Related Professions. He joined the faculty of CALS thirteen years later as an Associate Research Scientist in Nutritional Sciences. Read more
Assistant/Associate Professor position currently available in Nutritional Sciences
We are a dedicated faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. The Department is strategically increasing our critical mass in our 2 signature research areas: Metabolic and Behavioral Factors Influencing Body Composition Bioactive Compounds, Nutrients, and Lifestyle: Relationships to Cancer. Read more
NSC Courses Prepare Student for Smart Career Moves
“Great service starts with me!” are the words that I have lived by for the past four years as an employee of Morrison Healthcare at Northwest Medical Center. I have enjoyed working in several different areas of the Nutritional Services Department. My daily work is more than just a shift, but an experience that will make a difference to myself and others around me. Read more
Dr. Linda Houtkooper Completes Term on National Science Board
Dr. Linda Houtkooper will complete her three-year term as a member of the Science Board for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) in December 2013. Dr. Houtkooper was nominated to serve on the Science Board by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics due to her significant contributions to the advancement of nutrition research and science in bone health and sports nutrition. Read more
Nutritional Sciences Students and Campus Health Launch Smart Moves
Life is full of choices. You make choices every day; choices about what to eat, how to move your body, and how you manage stress. Smart Moves, the newest healthy initiative on campus sponsored by Well U, is all about making these choices clear and simple, so that taking care of you is a little bit easier. Smart Moves focuses on three components: food, fitness, and mind/body. Read more
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