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Doctor of Philosophy

Molecular Nutrition Concentration

Students who did not emphasize nutrition or dietetics as an undergraduate or master’s student may be required to complete selected undergraduate courses which are a prerequisite for graduate study in nutrition

Credit Hours Required Courses
19
NFS CORE 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 38 hours required for the Molecular Nutrition Concentration:

Credit Hours Required Courses
3
BIOL 4093 (General Biochemistry I)
3
BIOL 4094 (General Biochemistry II)
3
NFS 7001 (Macronutrients)
2
NFS 7002 (Topics in Micronutrients)
2
NFS 7004 (Molecular/Clinical Nutrition I)
2
NFS 7005 (Molecular/Clinical Nutrition II)
8
NFS or related courses**
12
Elective Hours
54
TOTAL CREDIT 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.

NOTES:
*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 Graduate Advisory Committee.

** NFS Nutrition courses include:

  • NFS 7012 - Food, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (3), and
  • 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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