Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
Over the years we've come to understand that diet can have a strong impact on the health and well being of humans and animals. Research on nutrition and health integrates information from many disciplines: biochemistry, physiology, psychology, food science, genetics, and cell biology are at the heart of our understanding of nutrition and its application.
The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program is a multidisciplinary training ground for students interested in the study of foods and nutrition. Faculty from 10 departments at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis, and Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne participate. This provides a wide range of expertise and training opportunities.
The INP offers graduate degree programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Students are accepted through the INP and then train under a faculty mentor within that faculty member's home department. Your degree will be awarded from your major professors' home department. The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program will be listed as the area of specialization on your degree.
Students train within one of the following Emphasis Groups: