The Public Health Nutrition MPH offers two curriculum tracks which provide students with flexibility and opportunities for customization. Both tracks provide training to enable graduates to develop, implement and evaluate population-based policies, programs and interventions. Coursework emphasizes interventions for individuals, populations and communities to address social determinants of health and reduce nutrition-related health disparities.

Curriculum Information – Traditional MPH Program (PDF)

Traditional Program (42 credits): The traditional program curriculum provides the MPH degree and ability to take the Certification in Public Health (CPH credential) examination.

Curriculum Information – Coordinated MPH Program (PDF)

Coordinated Program (51-57 credits): The coordinated program provides eligibility to take two examinations: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDN credential) exam and the Certification in Public Health (CPH credential) examination, in addition to the MPH degree. Refer to this frequently asked questions document for more information

Faculty who are recognized experts in the field teach our graduate courses. Focused on interactivity, public health nutrition courses integrate professional practice guidelines and cutting edge research. Students receive hands-on experiences, such as developing small grants, policy briefs, and public services announcements within coursework. We’ve highlighted a few faculty below.

  • Jamie Stang teaches Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition and the Foundations of Public Health Nutrition Leadership course
  • Kathryn Arlinghaus teaches Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
  • Melissa Laska teaches Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health Practice
  • Abigail Johnson teaches Public Health Nutrition for Adults
  • Jennifer Linde teaches Community Nutrition Intervention
  • Lyn Steffan teaches Nutrition and Aging
  • Sarah Cusick teaches Global Nutrition

Students also have the opportunity to take skill-building courses, such as food insecurity in U.S. and global settings, obesity prevention policy, focus group methods, and using Excel and Access in public health settings.

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