Nutrition and Health Sciences
The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all; where each person feels accepted, valued, and safe. Click here 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.
Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences
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