The Public Health Nutrition MPH offers two curriculum tracks: Standard Program and Coordinated Master’s Program. Both tracks offer students flexibility and opportunities for customization. Coursework emphasizes program planning, health behavior change, population and community-level intervention strategies, and policy development.
Curriculum Information – Standard Program MPH (PDF)
Standard Program (42 credits): the standard track program is available for students with or without nutrition/dietetic backgrounds. Coursework emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community interventions, health disparities, obesity prevention, and public health nutrition policies and programs that support healthy eating throughout the life course. Many students in this track choose to complete minors in areas such as global public health, health equity, or epidemiology. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the CPH exam.
Curriculum Information – Coordinated Master’s Program MPH (PDF)
Coordinated Master’s Program (51-58 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.
Our world-class Epidemiology & Community Health Faculty faculty teach small, in-person classes and have direct interaction with students. For example:
- 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 evaluation I: concepts, focus group methods, using Excel and Access in public health settings.
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