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Master's Degree in Public Health Administration | Concentration in Functional Nutrition |

Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration | Concentration in Functional Nutrition

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

CONCENTRATION IN FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION

The curriculum is designed to allow the student to acquire a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration as well as prepare him/her for a career in Public Health Administration. This degree will prepare the student for a career beyond entry-level in Public Health Administration with a Concentration in Functional Nutrition.

The program leading to the Master’s Degree Public Health Administration-Concentration in Functional Nutrition (MPHFN) has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical concepts and knowledge from all functional areas of Public Health Administration through an analytical, decision-making process which focuses on solving practical problems.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION-CONCENTRATION IN FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION DESCRIPTION
The MPHFN curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that has a broad-based administrative emphasis as well as an emphasis on alternative approaches. Public Health Administration professionals come from varying educational backgrounds and can specialize in an array of fields. A host of specialists, including teachers, journalists, researchers, administrators, environmentalists, demographers, social workers, laboratory scientists, and attorneys, work to protect the health of the public. The concentration in Functional Nutrition gives the student a unique perspective on the emerging field of Functional Nutrition integration within healthcare systems and policy.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The Master’s Degree Public Health Administration (MPHFN) seeks to provide students with a well-rounded view of the field of public health. Graduates will be able to confront complex health issues, such as evidence based nutrition, controlling infectious disease, whole foods for health and wellness, nutritional assessment, and epidemiology with a component of functional nutrition approaches. The degree program offers personal fulfillment by working towards improving the public’s health and well-being.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
To receive a Master’s Degree Public Health Administration students must complete 36 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is approximately 12 months or 48 weeks (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION COURSES (21 CREDITS)
Introduction to US Healthcare Systems 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Epidemiology 3.0 credit hours
Influencing Healthcare Policy 3.0 credit hours
Public Health Administration Practices 3.0 credit hours
Research Methods in Public Health 3.0 credit hours
Community Health Assessment 3.0 credit hours
Biostatistics 3.0 credit hours
CONCENTRATION IN FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION COURSES ( 12 CREDITS )
Introduction to Functional Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Nutritional Assessment 3.0 credit hours
Whole Foods-Healing Foods 3.0 credit hours
Evidence Based Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE COURSE ( 3 CREDITS )
Public Health Administration Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE 36 CREDITS

Note: All programs are offered online and/or on campus.