Samantha Coogan

Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics
Expertise: Diet, Human nutrition, Food science, Lifecycle nutrition, Community nutrition, Food & ethnic issues

Biography

Samantha Coogan is an expert in nutrition, food and ethnic issues, and dietetics. 

In 2016, Coogan joined UNLV's Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Department, where she serves as director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics and community liaison for the dietetic internship program. Courses taught by Coogan include sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, and food science. She also works as the UNLV football team's nutrition coordinator.

Coogan is president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a member of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group; the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors practice group; and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Education

  • M.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Samantha Coogan In The News

Money Talks News
April 1, 2020
Healthy eating is possible during the coronavirus crisis even when you’re stuck at home and many of your local supermarket’s shelves are bare.
Yahoo!
March 31, 2020
You stocked up early, but now you’ve depleted your supplies. Or you bought just what you could find and it wasn’t enough to last.
Nerd Wallet
March 31, 2020
You stocked up early, but now you’ve depleted your supplies. Or you bought just what you could find and it wasn’t enough to last.
Newswise
March 24, 2020
As local, state, and federal public health officials continue to urge social distancing as the best way to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans across the country are hunkering down in their homes and finding ways to adjust to the new, albeit temporary, restrictions on daily life.

Articles Featuring Samantha Coogan

closeup of a runner's shoes
Business and CommunityMarch 23, 2020
UNLV experts provide tips and tricks for your dinner, workout routine.
People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus NewsSeptember 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
spoon pours candy sprinkles atop pile of white sugar
ResearchJuly 17, 2019
How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a winning solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.