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Doctor of Philosophy

Human Nutrition Concentration

Students without nutrition courses as an undergraduate or master’s student may be required to complete selected undergraduate courses which are a prerequisite for graduate study in nutrition. Other prerequisite courses, such as biochemistry, may also be required. The Major Professor and advisory committee will guide a student in course selections. The Major Professor and advisory committee may determine that coursework beyond the minimum credit hours is needed to round out a student’s academic preparation.

Credit Hours Required Courses

The following courses or demonstration to the student’s Graduate Committee of proficiency in one or more of these courses from previous coursework and experience*, are required, and must be included in the 35 hours required for this Human Nutrition Concentration:

Credit Hours Required Courses
BIOL 4087 (Biochemistry)
NFS 7001 (Macronutrients)
NFS 7002 (Topics in Micronutrients)
NFS or related courses**
10 Elective Hours

Depending on prior coursework and experience, additional courses may be required to satisfy the 54-hour course requirement for the Ph.D. degree. Additional courses required for each student’s program of study will be determined by the Major Professor and the Graduate Committee. Courses would reflect the students’ professional interests and are generally taken from Biological Sciences, Kinesiology, and Experimental Statistics; however, they could also be taken from Psychology, Sociology, or Business

*If the student enters the Ph.D. program with a master’s in nutrition, substitutions for required courses will be considered by the student’s Major Professor and advisory committee

**NFS Nutrition and Food Science courses include:

  • NFS 7004 - Molecular and Clinical Nutrition I (2)
  • NFS 7005 - Molecular and Clinical Nutrition II (2)
  • NFS 7011 - Current Advances in Food and Nutrition (1-4)
  • NFS 7012 - Food, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (3)
  • NFS 7021 - Weight Management Principles and Practices (3)

Contact Us

  • Marlene Janes
    Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies
    Agricultural Chemistry Building
    phone: (225) 342‐5812
    email: mjanes@agcenter.lsu.edu
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