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RIT announces the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition
Henrietta, N.Y. - The Rochester Institute of Technology has annnounced plans for a new school devoted to health and nutrition.
The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will be launched with a $6 million dollar gift from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation.
The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will add new degree programs and will research and address critical health issues, such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, and the host of problems associated with obesity.
RIT has a track record of thought leadership in our community, along with a proven ability to apply scientific concepts in a practical way, said Danny Wegman, The Foundations president.
We are greatly appreciative for The Wegman Family Charitable Foundations gift, and their support for RITs vision for this school, said RIT President Bill Destler. Through its educational and research programs, the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will have tremendous potential for changing the current health climate throughout the entire country.
The new school launches immediately with nearly 100 undergraduates already enrolled in a pre-existing minor in exercise management and a BS in nutrition management.
It will join the colleges five other programs, which include biomedical sciences, diagnostic medical sonography, medical illustration, physician assistant, health system administration, as well as the MFA program in medical illustration.
Contingent upon state approval, the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will add a masters degree in health and wellness, a bachelors in exercise science and a doctoral program in applied nutrition.