Students gain interdisciplinary hands-on experience in the IUP patient simulation lab working closely with nursing, theater, and speech-pathology majors.

Undergraduate Programs

Get to the heart of good health with a food and nutrition degree. The growing need for nutritionists and dietitians assures you a dynamic career in healthcare and related fields.

Dietetics Track/Food and Health Promotion Concentration/Nutrition, BS

Dietetics Track/Culinary Nutrition/Nutrition, BS

Nutrition Track/Nutrition, BS

Nutrition Minor

Public Health and Community Nutrition Certificate or Minor

Faculty are accessible to support students enrolled in online graduate courses.

Graduate Programs

Advance your food and nutrition credentials and enter a new sphere of career possibilities. Practice in health-centric fields, or enhance your work in other areas, such as communications, marketing, or hospitality management. 

Food and Nutrition, MS

Dietitian-Nutritionist Program, MS


Grad Student Opportunities

Explore a Career in Dietetics

Have you considered a career in dietetics? From schools and supermarkets to restaurants and athletic fields, the professional opportunities are endless. Watch this video to learn more about this unique, diverse and rewarding career path.

Why IUP? We are:

  • student-centered
  • community-oriented
  • evidence-based
  • application-directed, and
  • focused on your future!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Food and Nutrition is to provide superior educational opportunities combining theory and practice while challenging students to achieve their goals, promote health in themselves and others, and advance the profession.

Visit Us!

We look forward to welcoming you to the IUP campus for an in-person visit. Please email  to set up your one-on-one visit today!

Stephanie Taylor-Davis, PhD, RDN, LDN
Department Chairperson

Community Services from Food and Nutrition

Nutrition Connection

Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sports Performance Nutrition Services

Support IUP Food and Nutrition Students

When you make a gift in support of our department, you invest in the world's next generation of leaders. Scholarships and program support create the best possible student experience.

Support Our Students

Eating for Two—Meals, That Is!


Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrating National Nutrition Month

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has organized several events to celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, including a smoothie sale, a crockpot cook-off competition, and a program with a nationally known speaker. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Fuel up for the Future.”

IUP Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics Move Nutrition Month Events to Virtual Format

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics at IUP is celebrating National Nutrition Month virtually this year, welcoming a nationally recognized registered dietitian Melissa Joy Dobbins on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Seybold Weighs in on Current Job Market Trends for Nutrition Graduates

Jodie Seybold, MS, RD, LDN, faculty and Dietetic Internship director in the Department of Food and Nutrition, was asked by Zippia to provide her expert opinion on the state of the job market for recent nutrition graduates during this uncertain economic climate.

Food and Nutrition to Celebrate Class of 2020

The faculty and staff of the Department of Food and Nutrition will honor the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration on Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. Both BS and MS graduates will be recognized for all of their hard work and accomplishments. Family members have also been invited to extend their congratulations.

Healthy Family Meals Project Kicks Off in March

The Department of Food and Nutrition has partnered with Aramark to present the Healthy Family Meals Project. For four weeks, beginning March 2, Community Nutrition students and dietetic interns will sit down for a family meal to talk to the IUP community. Everyone is welcome, no sign-ups required!