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Public Health Nutrition (Coordinated Program in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #984 (BCR) California, MD, United States
This program prepare graduates who demonstrate competence as public health nutrition and dietetic professionals, apply science-based evidence to practice, function independently as leaders and cooperatively as team members to promote health, undrerstand the contribution of vegetarian dietary practices to human and environmental well being.
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The Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University enables students to meet the didactic and supervised practice requirements for registration eligibility in dietetics. If you are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD) and already have a bachelor's degree, this program will make it possible for you to do so while completing a graduate drgree in public health nutrition. MPH students can become eligible to write the registration examination and become RDs by completing coursework and practicums. The purpose of registration is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by encouraging high standards of performance by persons practicing in nutrition and dietetics.

Students in the M.P.H. or Dr.P.H. degree curricula may establish eligibility to write the registration examination to become a registered dietitian
Learner Outcomes
Upon completion of the MPH in Nutrition with coordinated program in dietetics, you will be able to:
  • Integrate their knowledge of biological mechanisms underlying the effect of food and nutrients on health to the solution of public health problems.
  • Function independently and collaboratively as leader or member of a team to plan, manage, and evaluate community-based nutrition promotion activities.
  • Critically analyze studies and apply findings to nutrition interventions.
  • Scrutinize public policies and processes related to food and nutrition and explore their impact on health outcomes.
  • Articulate the role of vegetarian dietary practices on human health, the environment, and ecology.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the nutritional care process consistent with competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
  • Apply systems management and use of resources to the provision of nutritional services.
Possible Careers: Dieticians and Nutritionists work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, cafeterias offices of physicians, and non-profit organizations. Career titles are: Clinical Dietician, Management Dietician, Emergency Nutrition Advisor, Urban Health and Nutrition Manager


The School of Public Health's Graduate Coordinated Program in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The program is also accredited by the Accrediation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Systems Management Affiliation
  • Clinical Nutrition Affiliation
  • Topics in Foods and Food Preparation
  • Nutrition Counseling and Education
  • Nutrition Education Practicum
  • Special Topics in Clinical Nutrition
  • Public Health for Community Resilience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission is based on a selective process. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:

  • have a 3.0 G.P.A. or above
  • complete an interview (by phone or in person)
  • complete an online application
  • provide 3 recommendation letters
  • complete program prerequisites

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    41456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
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