Nutrition and Health Sciences
The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all; where each person feels accepted, valued, and safe. Visit cehs.unl.edu/nhs/nhs-deib/ to learn more.
Enhance human health and well-being through discovery and application of scientific knowledge.
Create a diverse and inclusive research and learning environment to advance health and hospitality, experiential learning, and engagement with individuals, families, communities, and businesses.
Our Core Values
- Collaboration to create a positive and inclusive learning and work environment for all.
- Working together to positively impact individuals, families, schools, communities, and businesses.
- Culturally responsive and respectful of diverse people, ideas, voices, and perspectives.
- Multidisciplinary approaches to scholarship that integrate teaching and learning, research and creative activity, outreach, and service.
- Innovation, collaboration, creativity, and curiosity as we address the complex issues facing individuals, families, schools, communities, and businesses.
- Creation of new knowledge and its application to human and community needs.
Undergraduate Areas of Study
Graduate students can enroll in a graduate program within the NHS department.
Learn more about NHS Graduate Programs
“We interact directly with the athletes, attending practices and assisting on the sidelines at sporting events. What better way to learn than that?”
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NHS Associate Professor Shinya Takahashi interviews Senior Ben Stille regarding his UNL experience and advice for new students:
NHS Associate Professor Shinya Takahashi interviews Senior Clare Morehouse regarding her UNL experience and advice for new students:
Our alumni are making a difference in people’s lives.
Families. Schools. Communities. This is where our alumni are at work. You’ll get the experiences you need to make an impact there, too.
Janos Zempleni, Willa Cather Professor of molecular nutrition, and Jiantao Guo, professor of chemistry, were selected as Phase 1 winners in the NIH’s Targeted Genome Editor Delivery Challenge. The challenge is a three-phase competition with prizes totaling $6 million; the University of Nebraska–Lincoln team was among 30 initial recipients announced in December 2023.
Meet Rhett Stokes, a junior from Roswell, New Mexico. Rhett is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science, and is an infielder on the Husker baseball team.