Master of Public Health (MPH)

Public Health Nutrition MPH

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Make healthier communities possible through improved nutrition.

The Public Health Nutrition MPH program is for students dedicated to creating healthy communities that promote active living and healthy eating. The curriculum focuses on food access, community nutrition interventions, health disparities, and public health nutrition policies. Housed within the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, the program offers interdisciplinary education with access to diverse courses and faculty. Students can specialize in areas like maternal and child nutrition, nutrition epidemiology, nutrition policy, or obesity prevention to align with their interests and career goals.

Advantages of the Program

Impact Focused. Population-based, practice-oriented training develops the skills necessary to create, implement, and evaluate nutrition policies, programs and interventions for individuals, populations and communities to address social determinants of health and reduce nutrition-related health disparities.

Innovative Education. Concentrations, certificates, and minors allow students to tailor the program to their interests and develop skills which uniquely position them for future work in public health and community nutrition. Students can pursue a variety of minors including health equity, global public health, American Indian Health and Wellness, epidemiology and others. Many pursue the Coordinated Program option which allows students to fulfill requirements to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Networking and Community Engagement. Students engage with peers, faculty, practitioners, and mentors from various backgrounds in a highly interprofessional environment. The Twin Cities metro area provides a wide range of opportunities for volunteering, networking and employment. Students are also able to join student organizations such as the Diversity Network, Student Ambassadors, and the Council for Interprofessional Programs. Most students become student members of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists and other professional organizations.

Dual Accreditation

The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools which is part of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. The School of Public Health (SPH) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). It was re-accredited for a full seven-year period in 2022.

Contact Information:
Council on Education for Public Health
800 Eye Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington DC 20001-3710
Telephone: (202) 789-1050

The CMP is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, ext. 5400.

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