Master of Public Health Nutrition Option

 Overview

Public Health Nutrition specialists examine the relationship of nutrition with health problems including obesity, chronic diseases, malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies. Public Health Nutritionists provide nutrition education, conduct research, help to develop health and wellness programs, and deliver many other nutritional services to individuals and populations. Students in the Nutrition option of the MPH program advance their knowledge and skills through a program that emphasizes a broad background in public health and specialized education in nutrition

The goals of the MPH Nutrition option are to prepare health and nutrition professionals to:

  • Identify and prevent risks that contribute to the development of malnutrition;
  • Develop strategies and policies to improve food security an reduce obesity;
  • Develop programs to improve the nutritional status of diverse population groups;
  • Develop effective strategies for advocating for improved nutrition;
  • Develop and manage wellness programs to promote healthy eating and chronic disease prevention;
  • Apply population-based research findings to the development and implementation of nutrition policies and programs in the United State and internationally.

 For more information, please contact: Renee Barrile, Ph.D.

 Curriculum:

Fall Semester Year 1

  • PUBH.5061 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH.5750 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PUBH.5021 Health Policy and Management

Spring Semester Year 1

  • PUBH.5770 Introduction to Biostatistics
  • PUBH.5010 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
  • NUTR.6020 Public Health Nutrition
  • XXXX.XXXX Elective

Fall Semester Year 2

  • NUTR.6010 Nutrition Assessment
  • NUTR.6030 Global Nutrition
  • XXXX.XXXX Elective
  • PUBH.6660 MPH Practicum I

Spring Semester Year 2

  • NUTR.6040 Nutrition Epidemiology
  • XXXX.XXXX Elective
  • PUBH.6670 MPH Practicum II

NOTE: Part-time plans of study can be arranged in consultation with an academic adviser. Full-time plans of study that begin in the Spring Semester will include the same courses taken in a slightly different order.