Seventeen faculty members in nutrition, dietetics, and exercise physiology and metabolism were realigned recently to be under the administration of the College of Pharmacy.

The realignment fits in with the university’s goal to encourage multidisciplinary work among various faculty in health sciences.

In addition to graduating new pharmacists with the Pharm.D. degree, the College of Pharmacy is now the administrative home of the bachelor of science degree in exercise physiology and metabolism, with a minor in dietetics, the master’s degree in exercise science, the master’s degree in human nutrition and the Ph.D. in nutrition. The College will also administer the General Dietetics and Coordinated Program in Dietetics, and a redefined B.S. in nutrition. The change was effective July 1, 2007.

The exercise sciences faculty were previously part of the Program in Health Sciences in Spokane, and the nutrition and dietetics faculty were in the food sciences program in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences in Pullman.

The exercise sciences and nutrition programs will be combined into one department in the future. Dr. Kay Meier is serving as the interim chair of the department.