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Contact Nutrition  


Dr. Christine A. Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN
College of Health Sciences
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2125


Dietetics is the scientific study of food intake and preparation with the practical application of diet in relation to health and disease. The dietetics profession affords a professional the opportunity to combine an interest in food, nutrition, fitness, health, and management with meeting the needs of individuals or groups in wellness, illness and physical performance.

The BS in Nutrition and Dietetics major is a four-year, undergraduate degree which combines a strong foundation in the biological and chemical sciences with advanced dietetic course work.

The Department of Nutrition also offers several opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in their areas of interest. These groups can help students get to know fellow nutrition majors with similar interests, collect volunteer hours, and network within and outside of West Chester University. Click here for additional information: Nutrition Club Fact Sheet

We invite you to explore this website for information on our programs, career opportunities, and people of Nutrition and Dietetics.


The Department of Nutrition is pleased to announce our newest program: Master of Science in Community Nutrition.

Designed for registered dietitians, the M.S. in Community Nutrition is a research-focused program that promotes nutritional health and disease prevention with an emphasis on vulnerable communities. Our program is available 100% online and includes a foundation in nutrition science, applied nutrition, and research techniques, all culminating with a capstone project.