GPH’s Public Health Nutrition Program uses teaching, research, and applied practice to prepare its graduates for positive, real-world impacts on the health of vulnerable populations around the world. Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty, PHN offers an array of courses on nutritional epidemiology, food insecurity, community nutrition, the impacts of climate change and Covid on food supply and policy, and clinical nutrition research. Its dynamic curriculum can be tailored to a student’s individual interests, skill set, or career objectives. At the core of all PHN activities is an emphasis on equity and food justice, so graduates will be equipped to assume leadership roles in both local and global settings.
PHN faculty focus on students’ academic development as well as their research and professional skills. They conduct research on the role of nutrition in cancer, obesity, and other chronic diseases; research methodology; community food environments; nutrition marketing policy; and maternal and child health.
Through internship placements, research labs and events, PHN students can build their professional networks in both public and private sectors. And in the Nutrition without Borders club, they can join students in other GPH departments to combine classroom learning with meaningful community service.
Degree Programs & Certifications
Master of Public Health
Develop the understanding of educational and environmental impacts on nutrition to promote health and risk reduction through community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, food policy and clinical nutrition research.
4+1 BS/MPH Program
Earn a BS in nutrition and dietetics from NYU Steinhardt and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from GPH in this five-year program.
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Gain the basic and applied knowledge of food, nutrition, and dietetics needed to complete the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian.