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

Accelerated 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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Lemon Tree

Learn more about our Lemon Tree Restaurant, housed at the University of Kentucky Department of Dietetics & Human Nutrition, which is open to the public! 


Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships here to learn more about tuition and fees.


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 page to learn more.

The Breeding-Smith Edge Fellowship is presented annually to a student who is a part of the Accelerated Coordinated Program. A total of up to $4,000 is awarded to students with clearly demonstrated leadership skills and entrepreneurial potential.

To apply for this $4,000 award, complete the online Breeding-Smith Edge Fellowship application 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.

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Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

204 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Dr. Tammy Stephenson

DHN Department Chair

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Senior Academic Advisor

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Contact Information

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

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800