Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

DI Faculty


Karen Wetherall MS, RDN, LDN
Senior Lecturer and Dietetic Internship Director

Karen is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over thirty- five years of nutrition counseling experience. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition, and the Dietetic Internship Director since 1994. She teaches several undergraduate Nutrition classes, and was the Sports Nutritionist for the Lady Vols from 1994-2004.

Before moving to Knoxville Karen was the Director of Nutrition at the Cardiac Rehab Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Additional responsibilities included teaching Nutrition at Harvard Medical School. Karen owns her own practice where she provides nutrition counseling for clients with weight management issues and eating disorders.

Other Faculty


The Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, KAND, is an active group of over 75 RDNs in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge/Maryville area. Most of these RDNs have volunteered their time and expertise to train UT Dietetic Interns.

More information on KAND can be found at the website:

Click here view the locations where these RDNs practice.

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