Dual Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MPH/MS)
Dual Degree Prerequisites: Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic units in order to pursue a dual degree program. Individuals may apply to the MPH degree program concurrently with application to or following their admission to the Doisy College of Health Sciences; however, admission to the dual degree program is contingent upon admission to both the MPH and the MS degree programs.
MPH Prerequisites: A bachelor's or master's degree in a health or related field and substantial and relevant experience equivalent to three years in public health or health care.
MPH Requirements: The MPH requires the completion of the MPH core curriculum and the concentration curriculum.
MPH Concentration Curriculum (18 credit-hours)
DIET.511 Nutrition Assessment
DIET.530 Community Nutrition
HMP.538 Management of Human Resources in Health Care or PUBH.562 Politics and Public Health Advocacy
HMP.550 Health Policy
PUBH.625 Capstone in Public Health Practice
Three credit-hours of advisor-approved electives.
Exceptions to the MPH Core Curriculum:DIET-545 Patient/Client Nutrition Management Practicum (3 credit-hours) substitutes for PUBH.594 Practice Experience in Public Health (zero credit-hours) and increases the MPH core curriculum credit-hours to 24.
The minimum total credit-hours required for the MPH is 42.
Through collaboration with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Doisy College of Health Sciences the dual MPH/MS prepares highly motivated students to design, organize, conduct and evaluate nutrition intervention programs in the public health sector.
Objectives for preparing public health nutrition specialists are:
• To orient the student to the perspectives and points of view of public health practitioners in general, and public health nutritionists specifically.
• To establish a foundation of knowledge essential to the practice of public health nutrition specialists.
• To foster the development of skills, abilities and methods necessary for successful public health practice in general and public health nutrition in particular.
This integrated program requires completion of MS degree requirements as well as the fulfillment of a complete MPH degree, which includes nine credit-hours of coursework from the Doisy College of Health Sciences the MS degree.
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