Samantha Coogan, MS, RDN, LD

Director of Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics


Samantha Coogan joined the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department during fall 2016 and serves as the director of Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) and community preceptor for the dietetic internship program. She also teaches intro to human nutrition, food science, lifecycle nutrition, community nutrition, MNT, and food & ethnic issues within the undergraduate program.

Coogan earned her bachelor’s in nutrition sciences and master’s in exercise physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice group, and the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) practice group. She also works closely with the UNLV football team.