MS in Public Health Nutrition

The primary goal of this 16-month program is to prepare students for employment in public health or community agencies where you will work to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease and advance the nutritional health of our population. Coursework includes training in public health theory, program development and evaluation, nutritional epidemiology, human nutrition and life cycle specific nutritional needs and concerns. A minimum of 31 semester hours of academic coursework is required to earn the degree.  Note: students who have not previously earned an undergraduate degree in nutrition must complete NTRN 401 before beginning this program.

In addition to the general public health nutrition curriculum, students may elect to complete a certificate in Maternal and Child Nutrition or Gerontology. Specialty certificates may require completion of additional coursework.

Program of Study - Fall Start

First Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring
NTRN 528 Introduction to Public Health Nutrition 3 -
NTRN 529  Nutritional Epidemiology
NTRN 433 Advanced Human Nutrition 4 -

NTRN 440

or Elective*

Nutrition for the Aging and Aged 3
NTRN 530  Public Health Nutrition  -
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course -
Year Total:   13 

Second Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring

NTRN 436

or Elective*

Pediatric Nutrition 3 -
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course 3 -
Year Total:   9 -

 

Total Units in Sequence: 31

Program of Study - Spring Start

First Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring

NTRN 436

or Elective*

Pediatric Nutrition - 3
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course - 3
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course - 3
Year Total:   - 9

Second Year

Course Number Course Description Fall Spring
NTRN 528 Introduction to Public Health Nutrition 3 -
NTRN 529  Nutritional Epidemiology
NTRN 433 Advanced Human Nutrition I 4 -

NTRN 440

or Elective*

Nutrition for the Aging and Aged 3
NTRN 530  Public Health Nutrition  -
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course
Elective Any NTRN or related 400 or 500 level course -
Year Total:   13 

 

Total Units in Sequence: 31

 

* All students must take either NTRN 440 or NTRN 436

 

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