A Prestigious Degree for an Honorable Career
If you are passionate about health and desire to affect nutrition on not just an individual but also a community level, then Liberty University’s Master of Public Health in Nutrition is the degree for you! Much like an MBA prepares someone for a career in business, an MPH will prepare you for a career in public health. You will learn the pertinent skills you need to succeed in a career in nutrition or a related field. When you graduate, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to positively impact your community by promoting healthy lifestyles.
Our MPH is a prestigious degree that prepared you to work at all levels of government to affect the health of your community by finding solutions to food-borne illnesses, preventing disease, or fighting nutritional health disorders.
Once in the field you may evaluate food availability to meet basic needs, the security of the food source, and the overall impact of nutrition on the health of a community. The specialization seeks to eliminate food deserts, areas usually in inner cities that lack fresh, nutritious food that is readily available, and enhance food choices through public policy.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Public Health – Nutrition Degree?
Liberty University’s MPH in Nutrition degree seeks to emphasize the importance of receiving quality care from professors while ensuring you are prepared for career opportunities through completing your practicum. Practicum experience espouses the knowledge you obtain through the MPH in Nutrition degree and real-life application. Through each step of your academic journey in this nutrition program, our professors and staff are available to assist you with anything you need along the way.
Liberty University has one of the largest accredited MPH programs in the U.S. Our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation means that you will be eligible for jobs in local government, federal government, and the military.
Our health promotion lab is another valuable resource to you in both your education and preparation for your future career. You can collaborate with other students on class or community projects, meet with tutors for help, and utilize the library of textbooks to research useful information within your major. In addition to these practical resources, you can be a part of Eta Sigma Gamma. ESG is an organization whose mission is the promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education.
What Will You Learn in Our Master of Public Health – Nutrition Degree?
The foundational courses in this degree provide training in the various concepts of nutrition and provide a basis for the subsequent nutrition classes in the MPH program. You will learn the role of food in culture as to how food metabolizes within the body. This knowledge will help you learn how to alleviate diet-related problems across diverse populations, which will be the main part of a career in federal and private food assistance programs.
The need for food-borne illness prevention is a very important aspect of government programs for food safety. Understanding the causes and preventative measures you can take will be a key part of your education. Certain genetic populations metabolize and react to food differently than others. Therefore, you will study the factors that go into chronic disease prevention based on dietary control measures. Physical fitness is another major component of public health. By educating individuals participating in sports on proper dietary concerns you can do your part to help them care for their bodies as “temples of the Holy Spirit” (1Corinthians 6:19-20).
Download and review our Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!
HLTH 640 – Principles of Nutrition
This course reviews the basic principles of nutrition, the metabolism of proteins, fats, macro, and micronutrients and the role food choices play in health promotion and disease prevention.
HLTH 642 – Food-borne Illness Prevention
This course examines current research and governmental initiatives regarding food safety as well as “best practices” for food handling in foodservice systems.
HLTH 643 – Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- This course reviews current research on the relationship of genetics, chronic disease and the role of medical nutritional therapy.
- The class also explores nutrition and the aging process with an emphasis on the interactions of physiological stages and lifestyle choices.
HLTH 645 – Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active
This course focuses on the role of nutrients and prescriptive diets in rehabilitation services, fitness and sport.
Highlights of Our Master of Public Health – Nutrition Degree
- Liberty’s public health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
- Join our LU Public Health Student Association to receive career and professional growth opportunities.
- Potential certification in various areas of public health, such as becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
- Explore over 20 teaching and research laboratories.
- Our faculty are experienced in academia, industry, and government, holding doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide.
- Meet with like-minded professionals who have the same goals of improving community health locally and globally.
Master of Public Health – Nutrition Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Master of Public Health – Nutrition Graduates
- Public Health Specialist
- Health Educator
- School Nutrition and Food Services
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Unofficial college transcripts with a completed Transcript Request Form
Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
- A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.5 GPA for admission in good standing