Anything that’s related to food is an issue in human nutrition. The focus right now is on disease prevention and the maintenance of health and so human nutrition studies the role of food
as it affects the body and a special emphasis in human nutrition has to do with diseases of the afluent, the lifestyle diseases. The M.S. in Human Nutrition is one of the few
around the country who looks at nutritional genomics. You know each of us has a different genetic makeup and one diet that I may give to one person may not work for another person because of the way that DNA works. After graduation from the program many of the students go and work in
hospital settings as the biggest majority of the registered dietitians
going in there. Many also are in the public health setting and others have gone into public policy.