General Information

West Chester University and the American College of Norway are partnering to offer a Master in Public Health (MPH) with a focused elective area in Nutrition. The MPH program is a 45 credit program offered in a completely online format culminated by three rotations in local healthcare settings.


The MPH in Nutrition can be completed in either an online format or a combination of online and traditional face-to-face learning. The online courses offer synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

Curriculum (45 credits)

MPH Core Courses

  • HEA 520: Public Health Epidemiology
  • HEA 526: Biostatistics for Public Health
  • ENV 530: General Environmental Health
  • HEA 516: Health Care Management
  • HEA 632: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • HEA 648: Research Methods in Public Health
  • HEA 649: Applied Learning Experience I (Practicum)
  • HEA 650: Applied Learning Experience II (Practicum)

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  • NTD 503: Human Nutrition
  • NTD 515: Public Health Nutrition
  • NTD 600: Maternal, Child Nutrition
  • NTD 610: Nutrition Assessment
  • NTD 625: Nutrition Policy & Programs
  • NTD 6**: Geriatric Nutrition
  • NTD 6**: Elective

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For more information, visit the Master of Public Health's Nutrition Track page.

Applied Learning Experience

The Applied Learning Experience (ALE) is the culminating activity for the MPH Program. This practicum and culminating activity is a planned, supervised and evaluated learning experience. The purpose of this practicum and culminating activity is to allow students to integrate core MPH competencies with selected specialties and to employ newly acquired skills and knowledge to a current public health problem in a community setting. The Applied Learning Experience includes 300 hours of practitioner based learning and the implementation of a major project. Examples of major projects or culminating activities include: research projects, program development, program evaluation and case studies.

Students who are physicians will have the opportunity to use the ALE as a residency in gerontology. The year-long residency experience will include shadowing U.S. doctors in settings focused on the aging population such as hospitals or retirement communities.

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