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DO YOUR CAREER GOALS INCLUDE EMPLOYMENT AS:

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST for the State Department of Health

WELLNESS COORDINATOR for an 'Employee Wellness Program'

PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST for a federal public health agency

CLINICAL RESEARCH MONITOR for a private manufacturer of nutritional products

  • Recent graduates of our program have secured these positions after completing our individualized and flexible program.



Overview

The MS in Public Health Nutrition/Internship Program at Case Western Reserve University is the longest running such program in the nation. It was created in 1941.

This program combines coursework with practical supervised practice and is approved by the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition. The program is accredited as a dietetic internship by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.  Tel. (312) 899-0040 ext.5400.



Program mission

To serve as an integral component of the Department of Nutrition's commitment to prepare entry-level dietitians, with a focus on public health and community nutrition.

The program has 2 goals that reflect its mission:

(1) Train dietetic interns to practice as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) in public health/community nutrition, and

(2) The curriculum of the internship program will satisfy the needs of the work force in which graduates are employed.



Program outcome:  Becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

After completion of the program requirements, students will have earned a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and will be eligible to take the national credentialing examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).  Since the program began, we have awarded degrees to 470 students.

  • CLICK HERE  to learn more about our graduate outcomes.

  • For additional information about becoming an RDN, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at: www.eatright.org

 

There are two (2) Programs of Study available:

1. General Public Health Nutrition »[link]

2. Specialty in Maternal and Child Nutrition »[link]






Requirements:

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required for the Master of Science Degree in Public Health Nutrition Internship Program.

A minimum of 1200 clock hours of SUPERVISED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE is part of the curriculum.

This curriculum also includes a culminating 8-10 WEEK FULL TIME CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE.

The program length is 20 months (5 semesters). Students can begin coursework in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.

 

Please direct all questions to:

Dr. Isabel Parraga, Associate Professor / PHN Program Director
Phone: (216) 368-6626
Email: isabel.parraga@case.edu