Press Release for Thursday, June 28, 2018
UNF Recognized as a Top 10 ‘Best College for Nutrition Degree Program’
Amanda Dawson, PR Specialist
University of North Florida has just been recognized as one of the nation’s “Best
Colleges for Nutrition Degree Programs 2018-19” by schools.com, a definitive
source for education information. The University’s Nutrition and Dietetics
Flagship Program landed in the No. 8 spot out of the 10 best programs in the
students into competent, ethical and compassionate professionals who value
lifelong learning, service to the community and leadership is the passion that
drives our program,” said Dr. Judith Rodriguez, nutrition and dietetics
department chair. “Our faculty is active in national leadership, collaborative
community projects and engaging students using cutting-edge approaches to
schools featured on the Top
10 list represent the best colleges/universities for nutrition degrees in
the nation. Schools.com compiled data provided by the National Center for
Education Statistics and created an individualized methodology to rank each
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is unique in offering a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition Program; one of only
two such programs in the country.
Department also offers two master’s program options, including an online Master
of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Non-Internship Program and a MS/Dietetic
Internship Clinical Practicum Program. An undergraduate bachelor’s degree in
nutrition and dietetics is available as well as a professional Individualized
Supervised Practice Pathway certificate.
UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program gained national attention last
October when former President Bill Clinton visited campus to see the new Center
for Nutrition and Food Security. The Center serves as
a gateway to the University for nonprofit agencies, government programs,
professional organizations and industry personnel by exploring solutions to
food insecurity and malnutrition. The Department also partners with the Food
Fighters, Student Powered Hunger Relief club which meets regularly to collect,
package and distribute unused foods to the Northeast Florida AIDS Network.
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