Students in the Ph.D. program are responsible for tuition based on the schedule published by the graduate school at the University of Utah on the following website: http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/income/tuition/college-ofhealth.
The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology offers financial assistance to most students through the award of Teaching (TA) and Research (RA) Assistantships. These positions provide financial assistance to graduate students in exchange for teaching/research and/or service related work for the department. A full assistantship provides a tuition waiver and a stipend paid throughout the academic year; these are usually reserved for doctoral students.
Before applying to the program, applicants must identify prospective mentors willing to provide guidance and financial support for the student's research activities.
Possible mentors in the program can be found on our Research page.
HOW TO APPLY
All program graduates will demonstrate a mastery of key concepts in the following areas: research design, statistical analysis, scientific writing, macronutrient metabolism, general metabolic physiology, muscle, cardiac and pulmonary physiology. Specific learning outcomes are:
- Demonstrate a mastery of key concepts in physiology, nutrition, and metabolism as they relate to health and disease conditions.
- Integrate scientific information gained through literature and laboratory discovery into their own research applications.
- Demonstrate effective communication of nutrition information using written reports, professional presentations, multimedia approaches, and technical research formats.
- Understand professional, academic, and scientific ethics.
- Demonstrate an ability to self-educate through literature review and analysis.
- Ph.D. Program graduates will possess advanced technical laboratory skills that are relevant to modern basic and / or clinical research.