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Arnold School of Public Health

Education and Training

There are multiple education and training opportunities made available to UofSC students involved in the field of nutrition. 

Degrees, Certificates, and Concentrations

This minor is designed to help mitigate the shortage of trained professionals by building students' competenceies in the areas of food system transformation, environmental sustainability, nutritional health improvement and social justice. 

This certificate prepares students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to conduct international work on a variety of different topics, such as food and nutrition.

Several different programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees allow/require cognates, or a grouping of related courses, such as nutrition. For more information contact your advisor. 


Nutrition and Related Courses

Spring 2020 Nutrition Course Offerings

HPEB 489: Food Systems Capstone Seminar
HPEB 502 - Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition 
HPEB 560: Cooking Up a Storm: Food, Globalization, Localization, and Health in the South
HPEB 752: Nutrition and Public Health
EXSC 507: Exercise, Sport, and Nutrition
EXSC 620: Nutrition and Immunology
NURS 220: Clinical Nutrition  (Nursing Majors Only)
BIOL 425: Plant Form and Function
GEOG/ENVR 538: Global Food Politics

 View our full list of semester courses here.


Practice Opportunities

Practicum opportunities are available in the field of nutrition. Visit MySPH for more information on current available opportunities. For more information on previous practicum sites, check out this table

Capstone opportunities are also availabe in the field of nutrition. Some previous opportunities have included work with Harvest Hope Food Bank, Gamecock Food Pantry, and the South Carolina Farmers Market.


Research Opportunities

Interested in working with an Affiliated Scholar of the Nutrition Consortium? Fill out the following form and we will notify you of next steps to take. 

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What best describes the type of research experience you are looking for? (select up to 2) *
What type of research skills are you looking to develop? *
Which of the following types of positions are you open to? (select all that apply) *
How much time can you devote to this research experience? *

Be as specific as possible in your description so that we can better match you with a research experience (ex.: specific behaviors, outcomes, approaches/methods, populations).

Which nutrition related topics are of most interest to you? (select up to 3) *

You can find a list of Nutrition Consortium Affiliate Scholars on our "Meet Us" page. You may list up to 5.

Have you been in touch about engaging in research with any of these faculty members? *

Your thesis can also be devoted to nutrition research. You can contact an Affiliated Scholar to serve as your thesis director. For more information, you can check out the Thesis Guide or take a look at some previous theses to brainstorm ideas. 


Employment Opportunities

 When open opportunities become available, they will be posted here. 


CARE is looking for an organized Master's level GA to assist CARE with coordinating a project on statewide social determinants of health. GA activities including but are not limited to: reviewing reports from statewide organizations on social determinants of health, coordinating stakeholder interviews, writing a summary report on stakeholder interviews, scheduling meetings, taking meeting minutes, sending follow up emails, booking meeting locations, creating and disseminating agendas. For my information and to apply, visit MySPH.

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is seeking a graduate assistant (GA) or intern to support research, taskforce planning and rollout, administrative tasks as needed and literature reviews and analysis in preparation for future taskforces. Key activities include reviewing and summarizing current research on population health and health care access; providing support for a taskforce and other events as needed; and supporting communications with key partners and stakeholders. For more information and to apply, visit MySPH

The graduate intern will work under the general supervision of the Healthy People Healthy Carolinas Project Coordinator and will be responsible for assisting with coalition development activities as well as the planning and implementation of evidence-based health interventions addressing physical activity and nutrition. For more information and to apply, visit MySPH.


 Postgraduate opportunities in nutrition can be found on different organization pages, like USC Jobs, APHA, and ASN


Completed Dissertations & Theses




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