Doctoral Student Studies Effects of COVID-19 on School Meal Programs

Kritika Gutpa to present TEDx talk at March 9 event

OXFORD, Miss. – Kritika Gupta first learned about the potential of nutrition when she began studying nutrition and dietetics for her undergraduate degree in Phagwara, India. A second-year doctoral student in the nutrition and hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi, Gupta is using her knowledge in community nutrition to explore resilience in schoolRead the story …

Alumna Blends Love for Nutrition with Health Care in Fruitful Career

Leslie Berryhill begins new role as a clinical nutrition manager

OXFORD, Miss. – Leslie Berryhill, an alumna of the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, continues to advance in her career in clinical dietetics as she begins a new role as a clinical nutrition manager with Ochsner Health System. Previously, Berryhill was the lead registered dietician for a level four Neonatal Intensive Care UnitRead the story …

Applied Gerontology Students Begin First Internships

Interns get close-up look at how assisted living facilities operate and provide care for residents

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi seniors Brett Bagus and Clark Ross are the first students from the new applied gerontology program to begin their multi-rotation internship with The Blake at Oxford, an assisted living and memory care facility There, they will gain valuable practical experience, develop leadership skills and engage in community-based service activitiesRead the story …

Food and Nutrition Services Master’s Student Brings Home 3MT Win

Ann Irvin Armstrong's work examines ageism in nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – Ann Irvin Armstrong, a master’s student in food and nutrition services from Jackson, recently took home the gold for the master’s level category in the Three-Minute Thesis competition at the University of Mississippi. This annual competition asks graduate students to present a compelling, pre-recorded explanation of their research thesis topic and itsRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Professor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kathy Knight retiring after 36 years of service

OXFORD, Miss. – Although she grew up less than an hour from the University of Mississippi‘s Oxford campus, Kathy Knight never thought she would teach there, much less end up with the pleasure of teaching nutrition to more than 15,000 students over 36 years before her upcoming retirement in May. Hired in 1985, Knight hasRead the story …

UM Rolls Out Certificate in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

School of Applied Sciences' new graduate program offers an inside look at the NCAA

OXFORD, Miss. – Students who are interested in a career in the intercollegiate athletics industry or who want a deeper understanding of the NCAA as an organization can earn a new graduate certificate in intercollegiate athletic administration at the University of Mississippi‘s School of Applied Sciences. The program is designed to conveniently provide working studentsRead the story …

Health and Kinesiology Doctoral Program Soars to Elite Ranking

Ph.D. program recognized among Top 10 by National Academy of Kinesiology

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty members and staff in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management are celebrating their recent recognition by the National Academy of Kinesiology as the nation’s No. 5 kinesiology program among public universities, and No. 6 overall. Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of human movementRead the story …

UM Offers New Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

School of Applied Sciences to launch new program in 2021

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in June 2021, students who want to pursue a career as a certified athletic trainer can get the Master of Science in Athletic Training they need for the job through the University of Mississippi‘s School of Applied Sciences. The MSAT program is designed to provide students with diverse academic and clinicalRead the story …

UM Graduate Raises Awareness and Funds for Cancer Prevention

Double alumnus promotes Real Men Wear Pink Campaign through state public health role

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Martin, who earned degrees from the University of Mississippi in 2003 and 2012, is proud to wear pink this holiday season, instead of the traditional red and white. As a graduate of the bachelor’s program in exercise science and master’s program in health promotion, Martin was well prepared for his roleRead the story …

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Soars in Rankings

UM program makes improvements on research, clinical spaces

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders among the nation’s best. Ranked at No. 61 among public universities, the department remains the top-ranked in Mississippi and is among the top 100 programs in the United States. The Ole Miss program is No.Read the story …