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Public Health Nutrition

Master of Science

The Keene State College Master in Public Health Nutrition cultivates leaders as Public Health Dietitian Nutritionists to inform, educate and empower the public about health and nutrition issues. Through a policy, systems and environmental focus, graduates will form community, state and national partnerships and collaborate to identify and solve pressing health and nutrition concerns.

A Master in Public Health Nutrition from Keene State College provides students the opportunity to design theory-based public health interventions, critically analyze the food security and nutrition status of populations and assess the nutrition related health problems both domestically and internationally. All graduate course offerings for the Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition are fully online.

The Master in Public Health Nutrition prepares graduates for work in local and state public health agencies as well as national agencies such as the USDA Cooperative Extension and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Career prospects include a wide variety of positions in non-profit health agencies, international non-governmental organizations and community service organizations.

The Master in Public Health will require applicants to apply to the College through Graduate Studies. Applicants must submit the following:
1. Official transcript of undergraduate course work.
2. A professional resume.
3. Three letters of recommendation utilizing the KSC applicant recommendation form by three different academic or professional references.
4. Statement of personal and career goals.

Major Requirements

34 credits

PH 601 Food Systems and Sustainability (2 credits)
PH 602 Food and Nutrition Policy (2 credits)
PH 603 Advanced Nutrition Counseling (3 credits)
PH 604 Learning Theory: Practical Applications throughout the Lifespan(3 credits)
PH 605 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 credits)
PH 608 International Health (3 credits)
PH 612 Public Health Nutrition I: Capstone (3 credits)
PH 614 Public Health Nutrition II: Capstone (3 credits)
PH 615 Nutritional Biochemistry (4 credits)
PH 616 Research Methods and Design (3 credits)
PH 618 Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry (2 credits)
PH 620 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy (3 credits)