The Department of Nutritional Sciences leads in cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Cooperative Extension programs and Continuing Professional Education that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition and physical activity in optimizing health for people in Arizona, and beyond.


NSc News

Congratulations to Department of Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Megan Hetherington-Rauth on her Poster Award from The Obesity Society! Megan was selected as one of the top 10, 2016 Poster Award Recipients at 2016 The Obesity Society - Research in Diverse Populations Section. Read more


University Fellowship Awarded to Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student. Annually, 24 distinguished graduates from different disciplines at the University of Arizona are chosen for the University Fellows Program—an initiative of the UA Graduate Center—with the purpose of fostering interdisciplinary scholars and collaborative innovation on campus and beyond. This year, Kristy Gilman was named one of two University Fellows attending the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Read more

Dr. Scott Going, Department Head for Nutritional Sciences (NSC), was selected for the Administrator of the Year Award at the 2016 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting held in March. This award is presented to Administrators in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to their units, College and the University through their leadership, efficiency, outstanding service and special efforts in the area of diversity. Read more

The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers research intensive graduate programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.Graduate applications are now being accepted! For more information, click here


The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session. Over the course of more than one summer, a student can complete the required 18 units, the equivalent of six classes, from a list of 10 approved courses in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences. Read more

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