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Undergraduate

Overview

The mission of the Department of Food & Nutrition is to illuminate the role of food and nutrition in the health of society through education, research, outreach, and services. The Department maintains excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and offers programs in both food science and nutrition. The Department of Food and Nutrition is administered by the college of Human Ecology on the University’s Seoul campus; M.S. and Ph.D. programs are coordinated through the Kyung Hee University Graduate School. We are committed to excellence and the application of knowledge and expertise in classrooms, laboratories and communities.

Courses

Basic Nutrition, Basic Food Science, Food Processing and Preservation, Food and Nutrition, Food Analysis Lab, Food Chemistry Lab, Biochemistry I, Food Microbiology, Human Physiology, Nutrition through the Life Cycle, Sports Nutrition, Introduction to Statistics and SAS Principles of Cooking Experiments, Management of Food Service, Biochemistry II, Nutrition Education & Counseling, Experiments in Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition, Diet Therapy, Cultural Aspects of Food, Quantity Food Production and Lab, Preventive Nutrition for Chronic Disease, Seminar in Food and Nutrition, Food Sanitation and Law, Food Quality Assurance, Dietitian Practice.

Degree Requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 130 credits (at least 52 credits in major courses)
  • Complete internships (at least 2 credits)
  • Complete graduation thesis (a team project)
Career Prospects

Students majoring within the Department of Food and Nutrition are prepared for a wide range of professions in the nutrition and food science fields. Career options include: Community Nutritionists, Public Health Nutritionist, Clinical Dietitian, Healthcare/School Food Service Director, Private Practice Dietitian, Dietitian in Business and Industry, Nutrition Educators, Food Safety Expert, Food Chemist, New Food Product Developer, Quality Control Supervisor, Regulatory Inspector, Food and Nutritional Sciences Researcher, School Nutrition Teacher, Government Official, University Professor, etc.

Faculty
  • Myung-Joo Han, Ph.D.
    University of Tennessee, 1989, Food processing and Fermented Food, mjhan@khu.ac.kr
  • Se-Young Oh, Ph.D.
    University of Connecticut, 1990, Community Nutrition and Nutrition Education, seyoung@khu.ac.kr
  • Jayong Chung, Ph.D.
    Tufts University, 2001, Molecular Nutrition, jchung@khu.ac.kr
  • Ki-Sun Yoon, Ph.D.
    University of Rhode Island, 1990, Food Safety and Quality, ksyoon@khu.ac.kr
  • Yunsook Lim, Ph.D.
    University of Ohio State University, 2003, Human Nutrition, ylim@khu.ac.kr
  • Youjin Je, Sc.D.
    Harvard University, 2012, Nutritional Epidemiology, youjinje@khu.ac.kr
  • Yoon Hyuk Chang, Ph.D.
    Michigan State University, 2008, Food Analysis, yhchang@khu.ac.kr

 

Contact Us

Department of Food & Nutrition College of Human Ecology, Kyung Hee University

  • 1 Hoegi-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, 130-701, Korea
  • Tel: +82 02 961 0260 Fax: +82 02 961-0538
  • E-mail: food@khu.ac.kr
  • URL: http://che.khu.ac.kr/food/

 

Graduate

Research

The department operates a number of specialized laboratories where food science and nutrition research is conducted in a wide variety of topics.

Food Fermentation and Quantity Food Laboratory
Director: Myung Joo Han, Ph D

The research focus on the scientific approach of traditional fermented food (soybean paste, soy sauce and kimchi) and yogurt. Healthful menu items in a meal are introduced in quantity food service. We’re
studying on customer satisfaction and employees satisfaction in food service system by using several instruments.

Food Safety Laboratory
Director: Ki-Sun Yoon, Ph D

Research emphasizes microbial safety and quality characteristics of refrigerated, ready to eat and frozen food, Control of stressed and injured pathogens, Development of predictive microbial modeling and
its application in microbial risk assessment (MRA) and HACCP, HACCP-based food safety education, Product development and quality evaluation.

Public Health Nutrition Laboratory
Director: Se-Young Oh, Ph D

Our research focuses on the issues related to nutritional epidemiology, nutrition education, nutrition policy, as well as cultural aspects of food and nutrition. Currently, we are being involved in several
cohort studies to identify the relationships between nutrition and various environmental exposures regarding health outcomes.

Molecular Nutrition & Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory
Director: Jayong Chung, Ph D

Our research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms regulating metabolisms of essential minerals and understanding how the mineral homeostasis is altered under various conditions such as chronic
alcohol exposure, obesity, etc. Genetic factors that influence the nutrient metabolisms are also currently investigated in our laboratory.

Human Nutrition Laboratory
Director: Yun-Sook Lim, Ph D

Research in Human Nutrition Laboratory is focused on the effects of antioxidant nutrients on inflammatory responses and oxidative stress in the prevention and treatment of various diseases and their complications
such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, wound healing, etc.

Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory
Director : Youjin Je, Sc D
Our research primarily involves the investigation of the role of dietary factors, using epidemiologic approaches, in the etiology of chronic diseases among human populations. We identify dietary determinants for incidence and survival of
chronic diseases in observational studies, and conduct a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies to obtain a pooled estimate of diet-disease relationship, which helps inform evidence-based medicine and policy decisions.

Food Analysis Laboratory
Director : Yoon Hyuk Chang, Ph D
Our primary goal is to analyze the structural, rheological, physicochemical and antioxidant properties of polysaccharides extracted from various agriculture products. In addition, our research activities include the production of modified
polysaccharides and protein hydrolysates with potential for functional food ingredients and the investigation on the physicochemical and rheological properties of dairy products.

Faculty
    • Myung-Joo Han, Ph.D.
      University of Tennessee, 1989, Food processing and Fermented Food, mjhan@khu.ac.kr
    • Se-Young Oh, Ph.D.
      University of Connecticut, 1990, Community Nutrition and Nutrition Education, seyoung@khu.ac.kr
    • Jayong Chung, Ph.D.
      Tufts University, 2001, Molecular Nutrition, jchung@khu.ac.kr
    • Ki-Sun Yoon, Ph.D.
      University of Rhode Island, 1990, Food Safety and Quality, ksyoon@khu.ac.kr
    • Yunsook Lim, Ph.D.
      University of Ohio State University, 2003, Human Nutrition, ylim@khu.ac.kr
    • Youjin Je, Sc.D.
      Harvard University, 2012, Nutritional Epidemiology, youjinje@khu.ac.kr
    • Yoon Hyuk Chang, PH.D.
      Michigan State University, 2008, Food Analysis, yhchang@khu.ac.kr

 

Contact Us
  • Department of Food & Nutrition College of Human Ecology, Kyung Hee University
  • 1 Hoegi-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, 130-701, Korea
  • Tel: +82 02 961 0260 Fax: +82 02 968 0260
  • E-mail: food@khu.ac.kr
  • URL: http://food.campushomepage.com