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

Loma Linda University

24 months
41456 USD/year
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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.


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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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56 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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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Public Health Nutrition (Coordinated Program in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics)
Loma Linda University