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The Nutrition and Dietetics Department is housed in the O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, which boasts a number of state-of-the-art facilities:


Human Physiology LabHuman Physiology Lab

The Human Physiology Lab includes a biochemistry lab, climate-controlled room, and equipment that measures:

  • Aerobic capacity
  • Anaerobic power
  • Strength
  • Bone density
  • Airway function
  • Body composition

More about the Human Physiology Lab


IMG_0219Food Science Lab

In addition to traditional food testing tools, our Food Science Lab contains equipment to prepare students for food preparation in real-world commercial settings:

  • Blast chiller and rethermalization unit
  • Metabolic kitchen
  • Sensory evaluation lab
  • Ingredient room

Food Science Lab Photo Gallery


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Our Healthy Demo Classroom is used for instruction and demonstrations, for both students and the community at large.


Sensory Evaluation Labnutr-diet_52

Our Sensory Evaluation Lab allows students to test the products they make in the Food Science Lab. The two laboratories are connected for easy evaluation.