Penn Nursing’s innovative nutrition program is elevating nutrition’s profile as a leading health science. Working with colleagues throughout the University of Pennsylvania, Nursing faculty and students are pioneering in research that ranges from community health and food availability to studies of gut flora to neuroscience that allows chemo patients to maintain their appetites.
There are multiple options at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students interested in nutrition science: at the graduate level, Penn Nursing offers an interdisciplinary online Master of Science in Nutrition Science degree, a graduate certificate and a graduate minor. At the undergraduate level, we offer a nutrition minor and nutrition major , both of which are offered in partnership with the School of Arts and Sciences.
Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN, Professor of Nutrition Science in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences and Director of Graduate Nutrition Programs, has been appointed to Pennsylvania’s State Board of Nursing. She will be the only dietitian/nutritionist representative on the board. Her six-year term began on October 26, 2022.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is launching a new, online Master of Science in Nutrition Science (MSNS) program. The 10-course interdisciplinary program is built upon years of nutrition research and teaching at Penn. The MSNS will foster a formidable grounding in Nutrition Science to support innovation in nutritional management and research and enhance research skills to advance this work.