|The nutrition graduate program is an interdisciplinary graduate program focused on training master's and doctoral students in the discipline of nutrition, with a major emphasis on research. The program is made up of over 45 faculty members including those from a number of University of Minnesota units (CFANS, SPH, Medical School, Education, Extension, Hormel Institute, UMN Duluth) as well as the Mayo Clinic, VA Medical Center, and Hennepin County Medical Center. The program currently trains over 60 graduate students and also offers a dietetic internship for graduate students who wish to become Registered Dietitians. Students and faculty perform research across the entire spectrum of nutrition, from nutrigenomics through applied research, using a variety of scientific methods including in vitro studies, molecular biology, animal experimentation, clinical studies, behavioral and community research, public health nutrition, and epidemiology. Most research performed within the nutrition graduate program is related to diet and human health.