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Master of Public Health


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Master of Public Health

Sturzebecker Health Science Center
855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Name: Dr. Lynn Carson
Phone: 610-436-2245 | 610-436-2138

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For students without undergraduate training in the nutrition and dietetics field, the following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to acceptance to the nutrition concentration: C or better in an introductory nutrition course, one year of anatomy/physiology, organic and biochemistry.

The Masters in Public Health with a focused elective area in nutrition is intended for Registered Dietitians, individuals with an undergraduate degree in nutrition or an advanced degree in a health-related field. Completion of the MPH-Nutrition focus provides the graduate with a strong background in the practice of public health and prepares students for careers in public health and nutrition. Careers include directors/administrators of nutrition and public health programs, nutrition care providers, advocates, educators, counselors, and researchers within a variety of work settings, including government agencies, public and private community-health centers, ambulatory care, schools, industry, private practice and management.

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Dr. Mary Beth Gilboy

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Nutrition elective track graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the science of food and nutrition to support optimal nutritional status in individuals, groups and populations.
  • Manage nutrition care for diverse population groups.
  • Assesses and prioritizes nutritional problems of individuals, groups and populations using appropriate nutritional assessment techniques.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate effective community-based food and nutrition programs that promote optimal health and disease prevention.
  • Utilize the nutrition care process with individuals and groups.
  • Apply appropriate research principles and methods in community and public health nutrition.
  • Communicate accurate, evidence-based nutrition information at levels appropriate for various audiences.
  • Advocate for public policy at local, state and national levels in food and nutrition areas.
  • Advance the profession of community and public health nutrition.

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