The MPH in Public Health Nutrition concentration will prepare students to improve the nutrition and health of populations locally and globally. Dietary risk factors are the number one contributor to the global burden of disease, contributing to undernutrition, overweight and obesity, as well as diet-related, non-communicable diseases. Through innovative coursework and a practicum, the MPH in Public Health Nutrition concentration will train diverse and skilled students and professionals who will be able to assess the nutritional and dietary needs of communities and design and evaluate programs and policies aimed at addressing those needs. This concentration is offered in partnership with the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences in the Rutgers School of Health Professionals.
Each concentration identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Public Health Nutrition will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Urban Public Health degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.