The Public Health Nutrition MPH offers two curriculum tracks (Standard Program or Coordinated Master’s Program) which provide students with a curriculum that offers flexibility and opportunities for customization. Coursework emphasizes nutritional assessment, program planning, health behavior change and intervention strategies, and policy development.
Our world class faculty teach small, in-person classes and have direct interaction with students. For example, Dr. Jamie Stang teaches Child and Adolescent Nutrition; Dr. Lisa Harnack teaches Nutrition and Chronic Disease; Dr. Melissa Laska teaches Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health Practice; and Dr. Mark Pereira teaches Nutritional Epidemiology. Students also have the opportunity to take skill building courses, such as program evaluation, focus group methods, and applied research methods.
Standard Program (42 credits): the standard program is available for students with or without nutrition/dietetic backgrounds. Coursework emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community nutrition, health disparities and healthy eating throughout the life course.
Coordinated Master’s Program (55-62 credits): The coordinated master’s program provides both an MPH in Public Health Nutrition and the required coursework and internship hours to be eligible to take the RD exam. This is a competitive program with only 11 spots available each year.