MPH in Public Health Nutrition – Revised Curriculum for Fall 2019
MPH in Public Health Nutrition prepares students to promote the nutritional well-being of population groups. Students learn to assess the nutritional needs of various populations, to plan and implement nutrition and food programs and to manage nutritional programs in community and institutional settings. The specialization offers one curriculum for those who are Registered Dietitians (RDs) and another for those without this credential. Graduates work in hospitals; clinics; community programs; local, state, or federal government health departments and in international nutrition programs. Credits: 42
Graduates work to promote the nutritional well-being of population groups by assessing the nutritional needs of populations, evaluating and designing nutrition and food programs, and managing nutritional programs in community and institutional settings. Students have the option to pursue the dietetic internship.
|Admission Requirements for all MPH concentrations||
|Additional Admission Requirements||At least four undergraduate courses (12 credits) of college-level biology, chemistry, nutrition, and statistics or calculus; a background in nutrition, medical, or health sciences is recommended.|
|Apply||All degree-seeking students must complete the SOPHAS application.
|Foundational Knowledge (0 credits)||PUBH 601 Foundations of Public Health Knowledge*|
|Core Coursework (15 credits)||PUBH 610 Public Health Leadership & Management|
|PUBH 611 Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy|
|PUBH 612 Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions|
|PUBH 613 Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research|
|PUBH 614 Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research|
|Required Coursework (15 credits)||FNPH 620 Community Nutrition Education|
|FNPH 622 Food and Nutrition through the Lifecycle|
|FNPH 820 Food Policy|
|FNPH 623 Nutrient Metabolism and Applications in Public Health|
|FNPH 624 Nutritional Epidemiology|
|Elective Coursework (6 credits)||Two (2) electives chosen in consultation with faculty advisor|
|Practice Experience (3 credits)||PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork|
|Culminating Experience (3 credits)||PUBH 698 Capstone Project|
|Total Credits Required||42|
*PUBH 601 must be completed during a student’s first semester. Students who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a CEPH-accredited college will be waived from this requirement.