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Department of Food and Nutrition


Welcome to the Department of Food and Nutrition!

From this website, we hope that you gain an understanding of our programs and recognize the outstanding quality of our faculty, students, and alumni. We are excited about the opportunities available for students interested in food and nutrition, and this website will help you determine how our programs can assist you to prepare for an exciting career. For an ongoing update about our many activities, “like” the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition on Facebook

We have educated more than 1,200 dietitians/nutritionists over the past 35 years. These graduates have excelled in their careers with employment in healthcare and related fields. Our challenge is to provide our students with a comprehensive and progressive education so that you, too, become one of our outstanding graduates.

Be sure to contact the IUP Admissions Office at to arrange a campus visit!

Rita M. Johnson, Ph.D., R.D.N., CSSD, L.D.N.
Department Chairperson

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  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.