The Faces of SHP Clinical Nutrition Coordinated Program

UT Southwestern's School of Health Professions attracts applicants from across America who want to be part of our dynamic, collaborative, and experiential approach to education. What you learn here will open your mind, hone your skills, and prepare you for a career rich in opportunity and reward.

Brought together in an environment that encourages academic excellence and supports an active clinical experience, SSHP students have a great deal to offer each other, both in and out of the classroom. Our graduates benefit from the academic and clinical opportunities that help them achieve at their highest potential and prepare them for successful, satisfying careers in the health professions.

You may be inspired and encouraged by these stories as you continue your academic and career journey.

Cory Eck


“I just want to help other people understand they don’t have to be held back by this diagnosis, this medical condition they’ve just had thrown upon them.”

Cory is a student in UT Southwestern’s Clinical Nutrition program. His own battle with Type I diabetes – he was diagnosed at the age of 14 – eventually led him to a career path in nutrition. Read more and watch Cory’s video.

Erica Givens

Erica Givens

“I have a whole new world of opportunity available to me.”

Erica is a student in the Clinical Nutrition Program. She had an interest in nutrition that led to a volunteer opportunity, which turned into a job at MD Anderson in Houston. From there she decided “go to the next level” in clinical nutrition and enrolled in the UT Southwestern graduate program. Read more and watch Erica’s video.

Carol Taylor


“Each time I dealt with the people at UT Southwestern’s School of Health Professions, it confirmed for me that this was the right place for me to be.”

Carol is an Allied Health student in UT Southwestern’s Clinical Nutrition program. As the world changed and transformed her original profession, journalism, a series of concurrent personal changes led her to pursue a career in the field of clinical nutrition. Read more and watch Carol’s video.