The objectives for preparing public health nutrition specialists are:
To orient the student to the perspectives and points of view of public health practitioners in general, and public health nutritionists specifically.
To establish a foundation of knowledge essential to the practice of public health nutrition specialists.
To foster the development of skills, abilities and methods necessary for successful public health practice in general and public health nutrition in particular.
This integrated program requires completion of MS degree requirements as well as the fulfillment of a complete MPH degree, which includes nine credit-hours of coursework from the Doisy College of Health Sciences the MS degree.