Coordinated MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship / Clinical Track/Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health and Master pf Science in Nutrition Sciences Coordinated Program

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Health Professions, Department of Nutrition Sciencesand the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Drawing upon its distinguished history and a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, PhD scientists, registered/licensed dietitians, and nurses working together in patient care, research, and education programs; the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track offers an accelerated Master of Science degree from the Department of Nutrition Sciences that enables students to sit for the national exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This accredited program is offered on-campus or off-campus and it combines supervised clinical practice with online graduate coursework. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. This complementary MS/MPH dual coordinated degree program provides students with a fuller and richer perspective of community and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, insurance policy issues, patient access to care, as well as social, legal and ethical issues.

MPH Core Requirements (23 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
MPH Focus Electives (7 hours):
Minimum 7 credit hours of Public Health (BST, ENH, EPI, GHS, HB, HCO) 600-699 level7
Shared Hours from NTR Program Curriculum (12 hours):
NTR 621Applied Statistics to Nutrition Sciences I3
NTR 690Seminar2
NTR 637Applied Research in Nutrition Sciences3
NTR 500Communications in Nutrition1
NTR 601Advanced Medical Nutrition3
Total Hours Earned: 42

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 7 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required MS in Nutrition curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MS in Nutrition curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.