May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness Concentration MPH

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The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is to prepare highly competent public health professionals to prevent disease and restore health in local, national and global communities. This mission is accomplished through excellence in graduate teaching, and through public health research to develop or implement evidence-based lifestyle solutions to improve health while addressing public health problems from a wholistic perspective. We offer a distinctive program with a concentration in Nutrition & Wellness providing a unique emphasis in vegetarian nutrition. See the School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness Website for the statement of value and goals of the program.

Delivery: This program is offered in an interactive online asynchronous format (see School of Distance Education  definitions). The interactive online degree does not require any on-campus time. Students are encouraged to come to campus for graduation.

MPH Dual Degree Option:

The MPH is also available with the following dual degree option:

Total Credits - 43

Nutrition & Wellness Concentration - 17

Additional Requirements

Student is required to demonstrate ability to integrate specific areas of Administration, Epidemiology, Statistics, Environmental Health, Health Behavior, Program Planning and Evaluation, and Nutrition during culminating activities.

Culminating activities include Applied Practice Experience, professional portfolio, and an exit survey at the conclusion of program.


The curriculum for the MPH is designed to help prepare students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam (CHES) administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

Students will be expected to meet the Seven Areas of Responsiblity of a Health Education Specialist.

  • Assessing individual and community needs for health education.
  • Planning effective health education programs.
  • Implementing health education programs.
  • Evaluating effectiveness of health education programs.
  • Coordinating provision for health education services.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the MPH program, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). A limited number of students whose background and experience show potential for success but whose GPAs are less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. A candidate who has a bachelor’s degree but without the prerequisites below may also be admitted on a provisional basis.

For details on applying to the program and admission requirements, go to the School of Graduate Studies website.


The candidate is required to have completed the courses listed below at the undergraduate level:

Student Learning Outcomes

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