Explore how graduates of our undergraduate degrees are prepared for careers in dietetics or a variety of other health professions.
Explore food systems and evidence-based strategies to improve individual and community health with our graduate degree.
Interested in food systems or nutrition for human performance? All majors are invited to pursue our two undergraduate certificates.
See the diverse careers students have chosen and the unlimited possibilities they discovered.
Discover the Possibilities
Explore the vast opportunities and experiences that await you in DHN.
Contact and FAQs
Take a tour and contact us to learn more about our department and academic programs.
Explore our ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship, which includes 7 months of didactic & hybrid online education.Learn More
Discover the possibilities with our ACEND accredited Accelerated Coordinated Program, including coursework & supervised practice.Learn More
Identify opportunities for collaborating with our research faculty and contribute to evidence-based practices.Learn More
Ways to Get Involved
Discover how you can get involved in student-led organizations on campus to gain leadership skills and experience.
Sharing Your DHN Experience
Current students and alumni, we want to hear about your experiences, advice for freshmen and career successes.
Share Your Story
The Campus Kitchen
Learn more about The Campus Kitchen at UK and support students in eliminating food insecurity and food waste.
Fall 2023 Open House
Join us for a tour to learn more about everything DHN has to offer! Attend an Introduction to Nutrition class, meet with faculty, and hear testimonies from some of our amazing students. Tours will run from 12:30 – 4:00 PM with an option to add a Main Campus morning tour with the UK Visit Center. To register for the main campus tour, please visit https://visit.uky.edu/. Contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies Aaron Schwartz with any questions. We can't wait to see you there!
- Friday September 22nd
- Friday October 27th
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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 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 our Current and Transfer Student Scholarship 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