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
The requirements listed below reflect the current curriculum for students beginning the MPH Program in Autumn 2018. The requirements for students entering in previous years are archived for reference: entered Autumn 2016, entered Autumn 2017
Students enrolled in both the MPH and the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) should note the additional GCPD requirements.
|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: 15-18|
|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|
|NUTR 545||Food Safety and Health||3||Required GCPD[e]; Elective for non-GCPD|
|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: