Public Health Nutrition

Loma Linda University

24 months
41309 USD/year
41309 USD/year
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Students learn to design, implement, and evaluate programs, participate in the development and implementation of food and nutrition policies and come up with ways to improve food access, change eating habits, and increase physical activity across communities.


The Master of Public Health in Nutrition from Loma Linda Unniversity provides specialized training in community nutrition within the multidisciplinary programs offered by the School of Public Health. The program is designed to train professionals to assume leadership positions in assessing community nutrition needs, as well asin planning, directing, and evaluating the nutrition component of health promotion and disease prevention efforts. Many specialization opportunities also exist within Public Health Nutrition. For individuals interested in research, s combined program in nutritional epidemiology prepares graduates to design, implement, and evaluate population and intervention studies dealing with the relation of nutrition to health, aging and chronic diseases. Students interested in working in cross-cultural or international settings may combine studies with courses in global health. Classes can also be combined to create expertise in physical fitness, which prepares students to work in varied settings such as wellness centers or with athletic teams. This combination will also prepare the student to sit for the certification examination of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Learner Outcomes
Upon completion of the MPH in Nutrition, 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.
Possible Careers: Public health nutritionists work in a variety of settings in government and voluntary agencies, public and private community health centers, ambulatory care clinics, schools, industries, private practice, and specialized community health projects. They function as directors and administrators of nutrition programs, nutrition care providers, advocates, educators, counselors, consultants, and researchers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Public Health and Health Systems
  • Nutritional Metabolism
  • Advanced Public Health Nutrition
  • Advanced Nutrition I: Carbohydrates and Lipids
  • Advanced Nutrition II: Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • Phytochemicals
  • Nutrition Policy, Programs, and Services
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

  • Three letters of recommendation – At least one should be from a professor who knows your academic work. Please do not ask a relative or friend. Recommendation forms can be prepared online.
  • Personal statement – Follow the instructions on SOPHAS.
  • Official academic records/transcripts – Please request these from all post-secondary schools you have attended, to be submitted directly to SOPHAS.
  • Request GRE or equivalent - scores to be directly submitted to SOPHAS

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41309 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41309 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    41309 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41309 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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