Nutrition with coordinated program in dietetics — M.P.H.
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree curriculum in nutrition and dietetics enables students to meet the didactic and supervised practice requirements for registration eligibility in dietetics. The purpose of registration is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by encouraging high standards of performance by persons practicing in nutrition and dietetics.
Students in the M.P.H. or Dr.P.H. degree curricula may establish eligibility to write the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (RD) by completing this program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), http://www.eatrightpro.org/.
The curriculum integrates the requirements of the M.P.H. degree in nutrition with the competency requirements, foundation, knowledge, and skills to practice dietetics, as defined by ACEND. In addition to the learning outcomes of the M.P.H. degree curriculum (see Public Health Nutrition), graduates will:
- Integrate their knowledge of biological mechanisms underlying the effect of food and nutrients on health to the solution of public health problems.
- Function independently and collaboratively as leader or member of a team to plan, manage, and evaluate community-based nutrition promotion activities.
- Critically analyze studies and apply findings to nutrition interventions.
- Scrutinize public policies and processes related to food and nutrition and explore their impact on health outcomes.
- Articulate the role of vegetarian dietary practices on human health, the environment, and ecology.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in the nutritional care process consistent with competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
- Apply systems management and use of resources to the provision of nutritional services.
Educational effectiveness indicators
Program learner outcomes as evidenced by:
- Signature assignments linked to course and noncourse requirements
- Field practicum report
- Culminating experience
- General chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Human nutrition or equivalent
Individuals who may benefit from the program
Graduates with bachelor's degrees or higher who seek credentialing as registered dietitians (RDs).
|DTCS 544||Medical Nutrition Therapy II||5|
|DTCS 554||Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|DTCS 566||Food Chemistry and Experimental Foods||4|
|DTCS 575||Food Systems Management||4|
|NUTR 490||Topics in Foods and Food Preparation||1|
|NUTR 526||Nutrition Counseling and Education||2|
|NUTR 537||Nutrition Education Practicum||1|
|NUTR 597||Special Topics in Clinical Nutrition||2|
|Public health core|
|PCOR 501||Public Health for Community Resilience||5|
|PCOR 502||Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle||5|
|PCOR 503||Public Health and Health Systems||5|
|NUTR 504||Nutritional Metabolism||5|
|NUTR 510||Advanced Public Health Nutrition||3|
|NUTR 517||Advanced Nutrition I: Carbohydrates and Lipids||4|
|NUTR 518||Advanced Nutrition II: Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals||4|
|NUTR 525||Nutrition Policy, Programs, and Services||3|
|NUTR 527||Assessment of Nutritional Status||3|
|NUTR 531||Community Nutrition Intervention I||2|
|NUTR 532||Community Nutrition Intervention II||1|
|NUTR 534||Maternal and Child Nutrition||3|
|NUTR 535||Research Applications in Nutrition||3|
|NUTR 564||Contemporary Issues of Vegetarian Diets||2|
|NUTR 605||Seminar in Nutrition||1|
|RELE 534||Ethical Issues in Public Health (or REL_)||3|
|NUTR 578||Exercise Nutrition (or other elective chosen in consultation with advisor)||3|
|or NUTR 694||Research|
|DTCS 777||Food Systems Management Affiliation||6|
|DTCS 778||Clinical Nutrition Affiliation||12|
|PHCJ 798D||Public Health Practicum (400 hours)||8|
|or PHCJ 798A||Public Health Practicum|
|or PHCJ 798B||Public Health Practicum|
|or PHCJ 798C||Public Health Practicum|
In addition to the standard culminating experience requirements, students in the Nutrition with coordinated program in dietetics MPH will be required to complete a written comprehensive examination.
Normal time to complete the program
2.33 years (9 academic quarters) based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted