Samantha Coogan, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, FAND
Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition & 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. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and 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. She also works closely with the UNLV football team.