The Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars Program in Nutritional Science is a combined bachelor’s and master’s program. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.
Our program is designed to meet the needs of the student who is working towards a baccalaureate degree and seeks advanced preparation in nutrition science, nutrition education, geriatric nutrition, and foodservice/restaurant management. The program is intended to prepare candidates to assume leadership roles in their profession and communities and to provide the opportunity to acquire a foundation for doctoral study.
Applications will be accepted from September 1 until October 1, 2022. Currently, only applications for the spring 2023 semester will be accepted.
On May 26, 2022, the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging held a celebration to honor their 2022 graduates. Department Chair, Dr. Ashwini Wagle, presented the Student Recognition Awards, which are awarded to graduating students that have shown outstanding performance in their chosen area of study or in service to the community. Graduates were gifted with a department tote bag provided by the Nutrition and Food Science Club and cookies made by Professor Jamie Kubota.
Each year, the Circle of Friends awards scholarships to eligible students who have demonstrated a dedication to their professional aspirations and have provided exemplary voluntary service to the community, university, or department.
Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients!
Circle of Friends ($2000)
Jean Downes ($2000)
Elveda Smith Memorial ($2000)
Maria Sol Casas
Rose Tseng ($2000)
James Burke Memorial ($2000)
Lucy McProud ($2000)
Bakers Dozen Scholarship ($1000)
Bakers Dozen Scholarship ($1000)
The Circle of Friends is a coalition of Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging’s alumni, faculty, students, and friends who have joined together to provide ongoing private support to sustain the department’s dedication to excellence.
At the College of Health and Human Sciences Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2022, retired Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging professor Dr. Clarie Hollenbeck received the Dean’s Choice Award. This award “honors an individual who has made great contributions in health, wellness and human sciences-related fields that extend beyond their profession or degree” and “recognizes those whose work aligns with and significantly supports the Dean’s current priorities for realizing the mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences”.
Dr. Hollenbeck was at San José State University for 26 years, retiring in 2021. For more than 20 years, they served as the Department’s research coordinator, assisting faculty and graduate students with their research projects. Over their career, they published more than 100 articles.
Our department has been known by a number of names over the years. In 1982, we became the Department of Nutrition and Food Science after being the Department of Nutrition, Foods, and Dietetics since 1979. But with the return of the Packaging Program to the Department in 2006 (it had moved to the College of Engineering in 2001), a more inclusive name was needed. In 2007, we became what you know today as the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging.