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

New Zealand Herald
July 19, 2019
Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a researcher at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, explains the effects of quitting the sweet stuff.
Sputnik France
July 19, 2019
The condition of the hair, skin and nails and even the quality of sleep can improve if sugar is removed. Samantha Coogan, director of the nutrition and dietetics program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, explained the influence of stopping sweets on the body.
HealthNewsDigest.com
July 19, 2019
From birthday cakes to Thanksgiving pie to cold summer treats, every holiday, season or special occasion harkens mouth-watering memories of a favorite confectionery craving.
Classic105
July 19, 2019
A dietitian has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work.

Articles Featuring Samantha Coogan

spoon pours candy sprinkles atop pile of white sugar
Business and CommunityJuly 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.
Campus NewsMarch 4, 2019
Packing your lunch doesn’t have to stop once you grow up. UNLV nutritionist offers tips on how to pack a healthy, affordable midday meal.
display of fruit and vegetables
Business and CommunityMay 14, 2018
UNLV dietitian and nutritionist offers food and beverage options to consider when the mercury rises.
A basket containing grapes
Business and CommunityAugust 31, 2017
UNLV dietitian Samantha Coogan on the pros and cons of organic vs. gluten-free, avoiding the afternoon sugar or caffeine crash, and making healthy options fun.