Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences

The Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (GPN) provides advanced training in research, leadership, education, and community engagement in specialized and interdisciplinary settings. Graduate faculty in nutritional sciences offer a breadth of knowledge and research experiences, includingapplied research in clinical and community settings as well as basic research focusing on cellular and molecular mechanisms of specific nutrients in relation to metabolism and other physiological properties. The National Research Council has ranked Penn State’s GPN among the nation’s top program.

Two Graduate Degree options are offered at Penn State

News and Events

New funding opportunity for students interested in studying childhood obesity prevention from a cross-discipinary perspective

A new doctoral training grant in the College of Health and Human Development seeks applicants interested in childhood obesity prevention. Students admitted to the Childhood Obesity Prevention Training program will receive fellowships paying full tuition and stipends. Students must be accepted into a doctoral program for the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester for eligibility.

Learn more about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Training program.