Upon satisfactory completion of a Master of Public Health in Nutritional Sciences, graduates will be able to:
- Meet the competencies established by the School of Public Health (SPH) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for all MPH students.
- Meet the core competencies established by the Nutritional Sciences Program for all Nutritional Sciences students:
- Apply knowledge of human nutrient requirements in relation to genetics, metabolic pathways, and physiological function across the life course.
- Assess nutritional status of individuals and groups.
- Appraise how nutritional factors across the lifespan are linked to non-communicable diseases (NCD) and quality of life.
- Apply evidence-based approaches to improve diet quality and nutritional status.
- Apply appropriate methodologies to a research question.
- Explain, critique, and apply the process of public health practice and nutrition policy development.
- Describe the basic components and determinants of the US food and nutrition systems.
- Translate knowledge and skills from Nutritional Sciences and SPH/CEPH MPH competencies to evidence-based public health nutrition practice.
MPH Course Requirements in Nutritional Sciences
Course requirements on this page apply to students entering the MPH or MPH + GCPD program in Autumn 2019.
Read about curriculum changes for Autumn 2020
|1st Autumn||Credits: 13-14|
|EPI 511||Introduction to Epidemiology||4||All MPH|
|HSERV 579||Structural Racism and Public Health||1||All MPH|
|NUTR 500||Graduate Seminar: Current Issues in Nutrition||1||All MPH|
|NUTR 513||Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in a Social, Environmental, and Policy Context||2||All MPH|
|NUTR 520||Nutrition and Metabolism I||3||All MPH|
|NUTR 529||Nutrition Research Design||2||All MPH|
|NUTR 561A||GCPD Seminar||1||GCPD only|
|1st Winter||Credits: 15|
|BIOST 508||Biostatistical Reasoning for the Health Sciences||4||All MPH|
|HSERV 511||Introduction to Health Services and Public Health||3||All MPH|
|NUTR 521||Nutrition and Metabolism II||3||All MPH|
|NUTR 531||Public Health Nutrition||5||All MPH|
|1st Spring||Credits: 12-16|
|ENV H 511||Environmental and Occupational Health||4||All MPH|
|NUTR 522||Nutrition and Metabolism III||3||All MPH|
|NUTR 562||Nutrition and Chronic Disease||4||All MPH|
|NUTR 536||Nutrition Education Principles and Practice||2||Required GCPD; Elective for non-GCPD|
|NUTR 560||Nutritional Counseling for Chronic Disease||2||Required GCPD; Elective for current RD only|
|NUTR 596 or NUTR 700||Nutrition Practice Capstone or Master’s Thesis||1||All MPH|
|GCPD Students:||Supervised Practice/Practice Experience: The timing of this 3 week rotation varies depending on the sites. MPH/GCPD students may count fieldwork (NUTR 532) hours towards their ACEND required community rotation hours|
|Non-GCPD Students:||Fieldwork (NUTR 532) activities may begin during summer quarter.|
|2nd Autumn||Credits: 7-14|
|NUTR 526||Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition||4||All MPH|
|NUTR 563||Nutrition in Acute Care||4||GCPD only|
|NUTR 559||Orientation to Clinical Dietetics Practice||3||GCPD only|
|NUTR 532||Fieldwork in Public Health Nutrition||1||All MPH|
|NUTR 596 or NUTR 700||Nutrition Practice Capstone or Master’s Thesis||2||All MPH|
|2nd Winter/Spring/Summer – GCPD Only||Credits: 30|
|NUTR 561||Supervised Practice/Practice Experience||10 per quarter [b]||GCPD only|
|MPH Students are required to complete the following credits not tied to a specific quarter:|
|NUTR 595||MPH Practicum||6||Non-GCPD students only[c]|
|NUTR 596 or NUTR 700||Nutrition Practice Capstone or Master’s Thesis||6 additional credits (for min of 9)[a]||All MPH|
[a] Timing of NUTR 596 Capstone/700 Thesis Credits: With the exception of the required 1 credit (1st year spring quarter) and 2 credits (2nd year autumn quarter), students may distribute the remaining NUTR 596 or NUTR 700 credits as best fits their schedule.
Additional GCPD Curriculum Notes: