Department of Human Nutrition, Hospitality and Sport Management

The mission of the Department of Human Nutrition, Hospitality and Sport Management is to provide strong academic foundations and experiential learning opportunities in the areas of food and nutrition, hospitality management, and sport management.  We strive to prepare students in our departmental majors to become successful leaders in their respective fields, applying their knowledge and skills to improve the communities in which they live and work.

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It is important for students to work with their departmental academic advisors to identify specific courses to be taken each semester. Many of the courses in the major must be taken in a prescribed sequence, and some are offered only once each year.


The University Club

The University Club, located on Queen City Avenue near downtown Tuscaloosa, was built on land reserved in 1819 by the Congress of the United States as part of a donation to endow “a seminary of learning” for the state of Alabama. In 1834 the current home was constructed by James Dearing, a steamboat captain and member of the Alabama Legislature. The home was occupied by Governor Arthur P. Bagby from 1834-1841 while he was governor of Alabama. The home was presented to The University of Alabama in 1944 by the Herbert David Warner and Mildred Westervelt Warner family to be used as a social center for faculty and staff.  The University Club underwent extensive updating and remodeling in 2023/24 to make it a state-of-the art event facility for The University of Alabama.  For students, the University Club provides opportunities to enhance their learning experience and acquire knowledge outside of the classroom in an enriching and historical hospitality environment.


  • Lawrence, Jeannine
  • Knol, Linda
  • Lawrence, Jeannine
  • Severt, Kimberly
  • Vincent, John
Associate professors
  • Crowe-White, Kristi
  • Ellis, Amy
  • Jung, Seung Eun
  • Kong, Lingyan
  • Lewis, Melvin
  • Shin, Yeon Ho
  • Tan, Libo
  • Williams, Dylan
Assistant professors
  • Azarmanesh, Deniz
  • Azrad, Maria
  • Blakey, Carla
  • Bopp, Trevor
  • Boyle, Kimberly
  • Douglas, Joy
  • Farr, Jeffrey
  • Hylton, Tiffany
  • Johnson, David
  • Kim, Haemi
  • Niuh, Alvin
  • Park, Han-A
  • Shin, Hhye Won (Grace)
  • Stran, Kimberly
  • Blumenthal, Jason
  • Compston, Stephen
  • DeSalvo, Denise
  • Greene, Lori
  • McMahon, Shannon
  • McDonald, Lesley
  • Milstead, Morgan


Intro Human Nutrition

Introduction to principles of the science of nutrition, with implications for and applications to food selection for individuals of all ages.

Intro to Hospitality Management

Introduction to the opportunities, theory, functions, and principles of management in the food service, meeting and events, and lodging industry. Examination of basic operational systems and problems related to the industry.

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