Department of Health

West Chester University

Dr. Jim Brenner
207 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA  19383

Nutrition Track

Nutrition Advising Sheet

The Masters in Public Health with a focused elective area in nutrition is intended for Registered Dietitians, individuals with an undergraduate degree in nutrition or an advanced degree in a health-related field.  Completion of the MPH-Nutrition focus provides the graduate with a strong background in the practice of public health and prepares students for careers in public health and nutrition.  Careers include directors/administrators of nutrition and public health programs, nutrition care providers, advocates, educators, counselors, and researchers within a variety of work settings, including government agencies, public and private community-health centers, ambulatory care, schools, industry, private practice and management.

Upon completion of the Nutrition elective track graduates will be able to:


  • Apply the science of food and nutrition to support optimal nutritional status in individuals, groups and populations.
  • Manage nutrition care for diverse population groups.
  • Assesses and prioritizes nutritional problems of individuals, groups and populations using appropriate nutritional assessment techniques.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate effective community-based food and nutrition programs that promote optimal health and disease prevention.
  • Utilize the nutrition care process with individuals and groups.
  • Apply appropriate research principles and methods in community and public health nutrition.
  • Communicate accurate, evidence-based nutrition information at levels appropriate for various audiences. 
  • Advocate for public policy at local, state and national levels in food and nutrition areas.
  • Advance the profession of community and public health nutrition.

Masters in Public Health advising sheet can be found HERE

Meeting with A. Dinniman

NTD 625, Nutrition Programs & Policies class, meets with PA Senator Andy Dinniman

UN World Info Conference

MPH Nutrition students & faculty attend the World Information Transfer (WIT) conference on Preventing Food Insecurity: A Historical Perspective at the UN.