Nutrition & Metabolism

Students in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism MS/DI combined program are trained to become credentialed registered dietitian nutritionists. Students receive in-class, online, and hands on training opportunities in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, research laboratories, and in the community. Our MS/DI graduates typically find employment in clinical nutrition or nutrition counseling while some have taken positions in school districts, corporate wellness, sales, or pursued additional education. UTMB PhD students and postdocs working with our research faculty through other departments typically complete postdoctoral fellowships while others move into industry or academic positions shortly after graduation.