Public Health Nutrition - MPH
Milken Institute School of Public Health - The George Washington University
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The mission of the GW Master of Public Health (MPH) Public Health Nutrition program is to train the next generation of health professionals to integrate nutrition into all aspects of public health practice. Graduates will contribute to the development and improved efficacy of health programs related to nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention. In addition, the MPH in Public Health Nutrition degree coursework helps professionals to evaluate the best nutrition-related interventions to use at the community, national, and global levels.
Our program is designed for students who are committed to improving public health. Students will have achieved the following core competencies in Public Health Nutrition practice at the completion of the degree program:
- Understand the pathophysiology of selected chronic disease processes and the role that nutrition may play in the development of these diseases.
- Understand the factors impacting the accessibility, availability, adequacy, and safety of the food and water systems serving a community.
- Outline the relationship between community food and water systems and health outcomes.
- Develop skills in nutrition assessment of both individuals and communities.
- Utilize appropriate epidemiologic methods for developing and testing hypotheses relating to nutrition and health outcomes at the population level.
- Develop skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition interventions to improve the health of communities.
- Appreciate the role of public health policy in altering the food environment at the community level.
To help students fit graduate school into their daily life, Milken Institute SPH provides flexible course offerings, which allows Public Health Nutrition students to take up to 15 credits online.