Dr. Stephenson Receives the Alumni Association's Great Teacher Award

Recipient of one of six UK Alumni Association's Great Teacher Awards for 2016, the oldest, continuously presented award to recognize excellence in teaching at UK. She is just one of the many DHN faculty who contribute to our student-centered FIRST department!

Mrs. Combs is 2016 Provost Teacher of the Year

"Mrs. Combs is an extraordinary human being in every way. She's engaging, credible, professional, and kind. I always walk away from the class feeling more equipped to be a great dietitian." The department is proud to have her as part of our faculty team.

Mrs. Hege is 2016 Young Dietitian of the Year

The Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded Amanda Hege the 2016 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award for her exemplary leadership in promoting optimal health for all Kentuckians.

Message from the Chair

Dr. Sandra Bastin, RD, LDWelcome to the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (DHN) Website! We are excited to offer you information about our amazing profession and share our Faculty, student and alumni accolades. We have a wide variety of student community engagement opportunities beyond our unmatched academic program. Our Human Nutrition Program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Our Didactic Program in Dietetics, Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Our diverse Faculty are award-winning teachers, researchers, and mentors, striving to empower undergraduate and graduate students to reach their full leadership potential. Whether your goal is to go to professional school, such as medical, physical therapy or pharmacy school, be an outreach diabetes educator, cancer dietitian, foodservice director, nutrition researcher, or fight world hunger, we can provide you the foundation to follow your dreams. We truly are FIRST in dietetic and human nutrition education! Our Department Faculty and staff are waiting to answer your questions or give you a tour. Do not hesitate to contact anyone in the department or you can contact me at sbastin@uky.edu or 859-257-3800. We look forward to meeting you!