The MPH program in nutrition and food security emphasizes the social and environmental determinants of nutrition and food security problems. Students learn ways to address these issues through nutritional assessment of populations, community nutrition actions, health promotion programs, and food and nutrition policies. Graduates leave the school with the skills to manage or participate in health programs that address nutritional issues. They also gain the tools needed to shape policies that improve the nutritional health and food security of populations. The program addresses problems and solutions across a full spectrum of contexts, including: humanitarian crises in low-income countries; sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries; and the dual burden problems of under- and over-nutrition common to middle and high-income countries.
This program is a member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition (AGPPHN).
The MPH degree in Nutrition requires a total of 45 credits that includes:
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Nutrition - Required Courses (20-21 Credits)
Nutrition policies and programs course: at least one course from list below.
* Students wanting to specialize in monitoring and evaluation may take a two-course option instead of GCHB 6120. The two course option is GCHB 6200 Evaluation of Program Interventions in Global Health (3) AND GCHB 6270 Monitoring of Program Interventions in Global Health (3).
** Can be waived if similar course has been taken previously.
***Can be waived if challenge exam is passed.
Elective Courses (6-10 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
Nutrition students complete a 300 hour practicum to gain practical experience. The practicum is usually competed after core courses are completed.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
Students in the MPH in Nutrition conduct a public health analysis.
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