(Department of Nutrition)
Francene M. Steinberg, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 3135 Meyer Hall; 530-752-4630; https://extension.ucdavis.edu/maternal-and-child-nutrition
Graduate Study. The Nutrition Department offers the degree of M.A.S. in Maternal and Child Nutrition. This program consists of three required six-unit core courses (Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation and Infant Nutrition, and Child and Adolescent Nutrition), six to eight units of special topics seminars, two units of electives, and a six-unit student project (produced in consultation with a three-member guidance committee) for a total of 36 units. Each of the core courses will comprise 10 weeks of in-class instruction twice per week for two-and-a-half hours per meeting. Classes will also include online discussion of related material and readings.
Each student will be assigned a three-member guidance committee consisting of two members of the teaching faculty and an additional qualified faculty member to advise the student in identifying a student project.
Preparation. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree with prior
Courses in Maternal and Child Nutrition. See courses under Nutrition.
Graduate Advisors. Reina Engle-Stone, Ph.D., Asst. Professor (Nutrition), Jane Heinig, Ph.D., Academic Administrator (Nutrition)