Public Health Nutrition: Better nutrition. Better health. Stronger communities.
The Public Health Nutrition MPH program is designed for students who are committed to health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating. The curriculum strongly emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community nutrition interventions/programs, health disparities, nutrition assessment, and healthy eating throughout the life course, with a strong focus on maternal and child populations. Faculty and students actively engage with the community in all aspects of the program including teaching, training and research.
The program is particularly well suited for students with career goals in public health policy and nutrition, MCH nutrition, community interventions, and nutritional epidemiology. We offer a Coordinated Masters Program, which allows students the option of completing their supervised practice (internship) hours during their MPH program, to become eligible to sit for the registration examination for dietitians. The program is also a valuable prelude to other graduate and professional education, including education in applied health professions (such as medicine, nursing, or dentistry), law school, and agriculture-focused studies.