MPH Nutrition with Coordinated Program in Dietetics (Track II/RD)
The coordinated program track enables students to meet the didactic and supervised practice requirements for registration eligibility in dietetics. 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 MPH or DrPH degree tracks may establish eligibility to write the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (RD) by completing this curriculum. The coordinated program is currently granted accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 899-5400.
The curriculum of the coordinated track integrates the requirements of the master of public health degree in nutrition with the competencies, knowledge, and skills required to practice dietetics as defined by CADE. Therefore, in addition to the MPH degree learner outcomes, graduates of the program will be able to:
- Provide medical nutrition therapy care to clients and patients through systematic screening, assessment, intervention, evaluation, and documentation.
- Provide enteral and parenteral nutrition to clients and patients.
- Translate medical nutrition therapy needs to menu plans for individuals and groups.
- Participate in the management of food-service systems--including food procurement, production, distribution, and service.
- Supervise the safety and sanitation of food service and distribution.
Indicators of Educational Effectiveness
The indicators include a written comprehensive examination (prior to the field experience), field experience (upon completion of essential major coursework), field practicum report (upon completion of the field experience), and an exit interview with the department chair (at the conclusion of the program).
- Chemistry through organic (at least 5 quarter hours of organic)
- The above classes must be passed with a grade of "B" or better
Research (3 units)
- NUTR 535 Research Applications in Nutrition (3)
Public Health (29 units)
- ENVH 509 Principles of Environmental Health (3)
- EPDM 509 Principles of Epidemiology I (3)
- GLBH 524 Cultural Competence and Health Disparities (2)
- HADM 509 Principles of Health Policy and Management (3)
- HPRO 509 Principles of Health Behavior (3)
- HPRO 536 Program Planning and Evaluation (2)
- NUTR 510 Advanced Public Health Nutrition (3)
- PHCJ 605 Overview of Public Health (1)
- PHCJ 675 Integrated Public Health Capstone (2)
- RELE 534 Ethical Issues in Public Health (3)
- STAT 509 General Statistics (4)
- STAT 521 Biostatistics I (4)
Nutrition (23 units)
Electives (3 units)
TOTAL UNITS (58 UNITS)
Required Practicums (supervised practice)
Contact Information - Department of Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
Nichol Hall 1102
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-4598
Fax: (909) 558-4095