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Nutrition Lab

what is nutrition?

Our department is one of the oldest food and nutrition programs in North Carolina. We provide students a small, close-knit community within a large university and opportunities at all levels to work with expert clinicians, researchers, and top-notch mentors.

We have state of the art equipment and laboratories, and our teaching kitchen laboratory is one of the largest spaces of its kind in the state to provide hands-on experiences.

Students have access to an extensive network of community partners, internship sites, and professional development opportunities. They are exposed to well- and lesser-known career paths in nutrition, ranging from dietetics and community wellness programming to nutrition science, research, and academia.

Learn about our programs

Students working on software in nutrition lab

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Students in the bachelor of science in Nutrition choose from 3 concentrations:

Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)

Our accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) is a standalone dietetic internship for students who want to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Faculty and student in nutrition lab using BodPod equipment

Master of Science (M.S.)

Students pursuing a master of science in Nutrition at UNC Greensboro can choose from three different options: thesis (37 hours); non-thesis (40 hours), or M.S./DI combined (38 hours).

Students working on milk storage research in nutrition lab

Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Nutrition is a research degree program designed to provide students with expertise in the fundamental principles of nutrition science. Students are trained for teaching and research positions in the academic, government, and private sectors. Students have the opportunity to conduct dissertation research that will contribute to the body of knowledge in nutrition.

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INCREASE  in the number of jobs for registered dietitians and nutritionists predicted by THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS between 2018 and 2028


Credit hours to complete the combined M.S. degree/Dietetic Internship and just 9 months to complete our standalone Dietetic Internship


signature areas of research: 1-Obesity & chronic disease; 2-Bioactive food component effects on cell function; 3-Nutrition risks of underserved populations