Public Health Nutrition Program

Program in Public Health Nutrition

Public Health Nutrition Program

Welcome from the Chair

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Zero Hunger Cooking Challenge

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The Public Health Nutrition concentration offers students a comprehensive curriculum to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, malnutrition and obesity through educational and environmental approaches to improved nutrition, physical activity and overall well-being. Students in the Public Health Nutrition concentration are provided with a didactic and experiential learning curriculum that focuses on community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, food policy and clinical nutrition research. Throughout their course of study students will acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and assess diet-related health problems among diverse population groups around the world, identifying the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and institutional factors that contribute to their risk of under-nutrition and over nutrition among populations.  Public Health Nutrition students may also simultaneously complete the RD course requirements and apply for a dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership positions in Public Health Nutrition settings that require a systematic approach to addressing these issues.