International Health, MSPH, Human Nutrition-Dietitian
Program Coordinator: Laura Caulfield, PhD
Requirements for Admission
The Dietitian program seeks to attract and train future experts in public health nutrition across a range of professional interests and background. Entry into the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) program in Human Nutrition requires, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree and eight prerequisite courses. For more information please go to the MSPH, Human Nutrition - Dietitian homepage.
- Laura Caulfield
Course location and modality is found on the BSPH website.
The MSPH program in Human Nutrition is designed to train professionals to focus on understanding and solving public health problems in food and nutrition across a diverse societal landscape. The MSPH degree in Human Nutrition prepares students to assume professional, technical, and management positions within public health nutrition programs or government, international or non-governmental agencies, universities, hospitals and private industry. The program also offers a broad public health nutrition component that complements dietetics skills acquired in the combined MSPH-Dietitian program (see below). The MSPH program also prepares students with a foundation of knowledge and skills for carrying out subsequent doctoral studies and research in the field of human nutrition, or training in medicine.
Overall Program Goal
There are four overarching academic competencies that students are expected to master during the course of their Masters' degree program. Students should:
- Demonstrate knowledge of public health nutrition problems and characterize these problems in terms of measurable indicators
- Identify nutrition problems of public health importance; analyze and synthesize relevant data; and develop and implement prevention, control, and evaluation plans
- Participate in a field, laboratory or clinical experience related to nutrition research or programs from conception of ideas through design, management, monitoring, data collection, and analysis
- Communicate through written reports, oral presentations and other media nutrition information of high technical quality and program or policy relevance