Do you need help paying for your graduate work in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science? Are you interested in working closely with faculty while gaining hands-on experience in your field? Our department is committed to providing practical opportunities for both professional and personal growth through our graduate assistantships.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Assistantships require about 20 hours of work in the department per week and reward students with a stipend and a partial tuition remission for each academic year.

  • Research – The graduate assistant provides help to nutrition and health science faculty in all aspects of research, including the development and implementation of community health and nutrition programs and helping faculty in data collection and other research activities.
  • Worksite Wellness Counseling – Registration-eligible candidates provide nutrition assessment, counseling, and education (individual and group) as part of the University’s Working Well worksite wellness program.
  • Quantity Foods Laboratory – This graduate assistant is the second-in-command of the quantity foods lab, which includes a student-operated restaurant. Responsibilities include preparing and setting up food labs, ordering or buying food, and working with undergrad students in meal service.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a copy of your resume and the completed application by March 1.

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