University of Hawaii at Manoa

Nutritional Sciences

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The MS and PhD programs in Nutrition enable students to understand the scientific basis of nutrition, its application to health and fitness, and to learn research methods that further knowledge of how food and nutrients relate to human health. Subject areas of concentration include nutritional biochemistry, nutritional epidemiology, diet and cancer, obesity, mineral nutrition and toxicology, dietary and functional fiber, sports nutrition, nutrition education, nutritional product development, community and international nutrition. The programs are designed to prepare future leaders and innovators who can expand our knowledge about food and health, solve nutrition-related problems, propose effective nutrition policies, guide new product and service development, and be ethical and effective researchers, communicators, and educators. The programs integrate faculty and resources from the instructional and research programs housed in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and University of Hawai'i Cancer Center to creat interdisciplinary programs that will produce highly marketable, interdisciplinary graduates that can assume leadership roles in the field of nutrition.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Jinan Banna, Graduate Chair
1955 East-West Road
Agricultural Science 302G
Honolulu, HI 96822

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