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Online Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics

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The MPH with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics is an online program available to dietetic interns accepted into an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics(ACEND) accredited dietetic internship. It is also available to registered dietitians with two or more years of work experience. This concentration examines medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, community practice and program evaluation, management and leadership, ethical standards and practice, and theoretical frameworks and models .Due to the online nature of the program, it can be completed where you live and work or are completing your dietetic internship.

Goals of the concentration are: 1) prepare high-quality practitioners of nutrition care who can advocate for the better health of diverse members of our society; 2) provide a learning environment to promote leadership and community service. Graduates are prepared to practice as registered dietitians in multiple areas of population health.

The University of South Florida also offers a Dietetic Internship that is integrated with the MPH, Nutrition and Dietetics concentration. The internship's concentration area is population health, leadership and service. The internship will provide you with real-life experience via a planned progression of supervised learning activities designed to advance your ability to function as a leader in your profession. An international experience is incorporated into the final semester of the internship. The USF Dietetic Internship is committed to the enhancement of quality of life for individuals, communities and global societies through service and through the nourishment of body and spirit. Overall, the internship will give you the knowledge, practical skills and professional values you need to meet the standards of education and core competencies for registered dietitians established by ACEND of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who complete the MPH program with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics, in conjunction with an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship, are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians upon completion. The concentration is only open to dietetic interns accepted into an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship or registered dietitians with two or more years work experience. Applicants should apply for the Fall term in SOPHAS.

Applicants to the MPH program interested in the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration who are also participating in a dietetic internship match must submit both applications by the deadline for online computer matching (see dnddigital.com). Incomplete applications or those received after that time will not be considered for the integrated program. Applicants to the MPH program with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics who are registered dietitians with two or more years of experience should submit both applications for the same semester (Fall or Summer), depending upon when they wish to begin the program.

The concentration is only open to dietetic interns accepted into an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship or registered dietitians with two or more years work experience.

Applicants should apply for the Fall term in SOPHAS.

Applicants to the MPH program interested in the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration who are also participating in a dietetic internship match must submit both applications by the deadline for online computer matching (see dnddigital.com). Incomplete applications or those received after that time will not be considered for the integrated program. Applicants to the MPH program with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics who are registered dietitians with two or more years of experience should submit both applications for the same semester (Fall or Summer), depending upon when they wish to begin the program.


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  • Employment Opportunities

    Upon satisfactory completion of the integrated DI-MPH, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. After successfully passing the Registration Examination they may practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that Dietetics is an above average growth field. Those with an MPH are well prepared to work in a range of diverse practice areas. 
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    To learn more about the MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics, please contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or preadmissions@usf.edu