MPH Curriculum – Entering Class 2015

MPH Course Requirements in Nutritional Sciences

The following requirements reflect the curriculum for students who enrolled in the MPH program in Autumn 2015 for reference and advising purposes.

To view the current requirements, please see the Current MPH Curriculum

Course Name Credits Requirement
1st Autumn Credits: 16-17
BIOST 511 Biostatistics 4 All MPH
EPI 511 Introduction to Epidemiology 4 All MPH
HSERV 510 Society and Health 3 All MPH
NUTR 500 Graduate Seminar: Current Issues in Nutrition 1 All MPH
NUTR 520 Nutrition and Metabolism I 3 All MPH
NUTR 529A Nutrition Research Design (Part A) 1 All MPH (529B required 2nd autumn)
NUTR 513 Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in a Social, Environmental, and Policy Context 2 Required GCPD; Elective for non-GCPD
NUTR 561A GCPD Seminar 1 GCPD only
1st Winter Credits: 11-14
ENVH 511 Environmental  Occup Health 3 All MPH
NUTR 500 Graduate Seminar: Current Issues in Nutrition 1 All MPH
NUTR 521 Nutrition and Metabolism II 3 All MPH
NUTR 531 Public Health Nutrition 4 All MPH
NUTR 545++ Food Safety and Health 3 Required GCPD+; Elective for non-GCPD
1st Spring Credits: 10-14
HSERV 510 Society and Health 3 All MPH
NUTR 522 Nutrition and Metabolism III 3 All MPH
NUTR 562 Nutrition and Chronic Disease 4 All MPH
NUTR 536 Nutrition Education Principles and Practice 2 Required GCPD; Elective for non-GCPD
NUTR 560 Nutritional Counseling for Chronic Disease 2 GCPD only
1st Summer – GCPD Only Credits: 3
NUTR 564 Management of Nutrition Services 3 Required GCPD+; Elective for non-GCPD
Supervised Practice/Practice Experience (The timing of this rotation varies depending on the sites. It generally occurs in late August or early September.) 3 Weeks GCPD only
2nd Autumn Credits: 6-13
NUTR 526 Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition 4 All MPH
NUTR 529B Nutrition Research Design (Part B) 2 All MPH (529A  required 1st autumn)
NUTR 563 Nutrition in Acute Care 4 GCPD only
NUTR 559 Orientation to Clinical Dietetics Practice 3 GCPD only
GCPD Students: Consider taking some thesis credits (NUTR 700) or fieldwork credit (NUTR 532) this quarter
2nd Winter/Spring/Summer – GCPD Only Credits: 30
NUTR 561* Supervised Practice/Practice Experience 10 per quarter GCPD only
MPH Students are required to complete the following credits not tied to a specific quarter: Credits: 20
NUTR 595 MPH Practicum (For non-GCPD students)
GCPD students complete practicum during practice experience as NUTR 561.
6 All MPH
NUTR 700 MPH Thesis 9 All MPH
NUTR 532** Fieldwork in Public Health Nutrition 1-2 All MPH
Electives 3 All MPH***

* NUTR 561 – register through PCE (Professional and Continuing Education), counts as MPH practicum 595 credits for MPH students.

** NUTR 532 – MPH nutrition students complete 1-2 fieldwork experiences (NUTR 532). MPH students who are not in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics complete two fieldwork rotations (2 cr of NUTR 532). MPH/GCPD students complete 1 credit of NUTR 532 (the equivalent of the second fieldwork is completed during the GCPD internship and is documented on the transcript as NUTR 561).

*** GCPD courses count toward the MPH degree as electives.

+ GCPD students holding a DPD verification statement waive out of NUTR 545 and NUTR 564.