Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

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Undergraduate Degrees

Explore how graduates of our undergraduate degrees are prepared for careers in dietetics or a variety of other health professions.

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Graduate Degrees

Explore food systems and evidence-based strategies to improve individual and community health with our graduate degree.

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Interested in food systems or nutrition for human performance? All majors are invited to pursue our two undergraduate certificates.

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See the diverse careers students have chosen and the unlimited possibilities they discovered.

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Student Experience

Explore the vast opportunities and experiences that await you in DHN.

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Contact and FAQs

Take a tour and contact us to learn more about our department and academic programs.

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Endless Opportunities

Dietetic Internship

Explore our ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship, which includes 7 months of didactic & hybrid online education.

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Coordinated Program

Discover the possibilities with our ACEND accredited Accelerated Coordinated Program, including coursework & supervised practice.

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Research Opportunities

Identify opportunities for collaborating with our research faculty and contribute to evidence-based practices.

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Ways to Get Involved

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Student Organizations

Discover how you can get involved in student-led organizations on campus to gain leadership skills and experience.

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Sharing Your DHN Experience

Current students and alumni, we want to hear about your experiences, advice for freshmen and career successes.

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The Campus Kitchen

Learn more about The Campus Kitchen at UK and support students in eliminating food insecurity and food waste.

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Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Congratulations to DHN Professor, Dr. Janet Mullins and Team on securing funding for a healthy eating intervention for Kentucky Extension from the USDA!

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Join us for a tour of the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Select the "Schedule a Tour" button. From there, click "Register for a Visit or Event." Under "Daily Visits", scroll down and select "UK Dietetics & Human Nutrition Open House." Select the date and time that works best for you.

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Nutrition for Human Performance: Apply Here

Applied Nutrition & Culinary Medicine: Apply Here

Food Systems and Hunger Studies: Apply Here


The Bridge Scholars Program is a new experiential learning opportunity for undergraduates funded by the USDA to promote hands on pre-professional and research experience. Scholars will have the opportunity to earn clinical shadowing hours as well as participate in a mentored research experience with one of 6 faculty mentors including dentist, dietitians, nurse practitioner, and physician. In addition, students will receive a $1,000 stipend and travel to a professional conference.

Visit the Bridge Scholars Program website to learn more.

The Breeding-Smith Edge Scholarship is awarded annually to a Dietetics and Human Nutrition student in the Coordinated Program or Dietetic Internship Program. Students who receive this scholarship have clearly demonstrated leadership skills and entrepreneurial potential.

To apply for this $4,000 award, complete the online Breeding-Smith Edge Scholarship application form no later than 11:59 PM pm on May 1.

Visit our First-Year Scholarships page to learn more

Visit the Scholarship Library page to view even more financial awards and honors.

Connect With Us

Dr. Tammy Stephenson

DHN Department Chair

Contact Dr. Tammy Stephenson

Anissa Radford

Academic Coordinator

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Liz Combs

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Dawn Brewer

Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Dr. Dawn Brewer

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800