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Nutrition Coordinated Program with Dietetics

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree curriculum in nutrition and dietetics enables students to meet the didactic and supervised practice requirements for registration eligibility in dietetics. The purpose of registration is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by encouraging high standards of performance by persons practicing in nutrition and dietetics. Students in the M.P.H. or Dr.P.H. degree curricula may establish eligibility to write the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (RD) by completing this program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Learner outcomes The curriculum integrates the requirements of the M.P.H. degree in nutrition with the competency requirements, foundation, knowledge, and skills to practice dietetics, as defined by ACEND. In addition to the learning outcomes of the M.P.H. degree curriculum (see Public Health Nutrition), graduates will: • Integrate their knowledge of biological mechanisms underlying the effect of food and nutrients on health to the solution of public health problems • Function independently and collaboratively as leader or member of a team to plan, manage and evaluate community-based nutrition promotion activities • Critically analyze studies and apply findings to nutrition interventions • Scrutinize public policies and processes related to food and nutrition and explore their impact health outcomes • Articulate the role of vegetarian dietary practices on human health, the environment and ecology • Demonstrate effectiveness in the nutritional care process consistent with competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). • Apply systems management and use of resources to the provision of nutritional services. Educational effectiveness indicators Program learner outcomes as evidenced by: • Signature assignments linked to course and non-course requirements • Field practicum report • Culminating experience Prerequisite • General Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Microbiology • Physiology • Human Nutrition or equivalent Individuals who may benefit from the program Graduates with bachelor's degrees or higher who seek credentialing as registered dietitians (RDs). Disclaimer: It is preferable for students to start in the fall quarter. Starting another quarter does not guarantee a more rapid completion of the program compared to students who start in the fall. Additional Program Specific Requirements: Basic Life certificate for Health Care Providers - American Heart Association curriculum with hands on skills training (may be completed during the 1st quarter on campus). Vaccinations - Loma Linda University required vaccinations plus Hepatitis A is required for some rotation sites. TB/PPD skin test Health Insurance - copy of insurance card or letter from the school Background Check - LLU students are required to complete a background check

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Admissions Note

Loma Linda University, School of Public Health has a rolling admissions for our MPH programs only. We will accept and examine applications as they are received, instead of waiting to judge all applications concurrently. This gives you the advantage of finding out early on whether or not you have been accepted. Admission Requirements (in addition to the required program requirements) include all transcripts, official GRE (or equivalent) scores, three letters of recommendation (preferably two academic and one professional), and a secondary application (emailed to you once SOPHAS application is verified and complete) International application may require additional documentation (see link below) If you have questions contact Alumni Profiles:


Fall 2016 | US applicants: 9/10/2016

Winter 2017 | International applicants: 10/10/2016

Winter 2017 | US applicants: 12/1/2016

Spring 2017 | International applicants: 1/5/2017

Spring 2017 | US applicants: 3/1/2017

Summer 1 2017 | International applicants: 4/1/2017

Summer 1 2017 | US applicants: 6/1/2017

Fall 2017 | International applicants: 7/1/2017

Fall 2017 | US applicants: 8/1/2017

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    Loma Linda University School of Public Health


    Loma Linda, CA

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    Office of Admissions and Academic Records, Nichol Hall 1705, Loma Linda, CA, 92350

    Tel: (909) 558-8776

    Fax: (909) 558-4087


    Loma Linda University School of Public Health

    Loma Linda University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. LLUSPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We’re the only accredited Christian school of Public Health in the state of California. 


    Public Health is at the heart of the mission of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). The school of public health, founded in 1967, continues to be the hub for public health initiatives at LLUH, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian organization. Our commitment to our students is an exceptional learning experience that instills confidence and skills that shape leaders in public health and beyond.


    LLUH’s mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, “To make man whole.” We believe wholeness is the harmonious relationship that exists when healthy individuals are able to thrive in resilient communities supported by sustainable systems of health. We prepare our students to view public health challenges from a global lens and with an eye on equity. Match your passion and drive with a hands on learning experience through our master’s and doctoral programs. 

    Working Professionals 

    We are the only school of public health in the country that offers an MBA in Health Care Administration. If you’re a working professional, our MBA degree incorporates time spent in a management or business setting toward degree requirements. With our online offerings, you can learn around your busy schedules. Our online programs include the MPH and DrPH in Health Education, MPH in Population Medicine, and MPH in Lifestyle Medicine. 

    Peace Corps 

    The LLU School of Public Health is partnered with the Peace Corps for our Master’s International Program (MIP) and Fellows/USA programs. MPH/MIP students complete coursework on the Loma Linda campus in one of seven majors at LLUSPH before entering the Peace Corps to fulfill the field experience requirement. If you are a returning Peace Corps volunteer, you are eligible to enter the Fellows/USA program where you can gain credit for your overseas experiences. 


    Faculty – Public health professionals who back up their scholastic teaching with real-world experience teach our programs. At LLUSPH there is approximately one faculty for every 10 students in our programs. 


    Local and Global – Take your passion all over the world. We belong to an international network of 29 hospitals and clinics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Locally, in San Bernardino, CA, we offer opportunities with programs, projects, centers, and active grants for students to gain practical experience in the field of public health. 


    Career Services – LLUSPH recognizes that education is a means to an end. Our career center offers workshops on topics ranging from how to use professional software, writing a lit review, plagiarism and abstracts that get read. The career center also offers help on resumes, cover letters, interview skills, how to dress, and everything you need to know in and outside of the classroom. 


    Interdisciplinary – We are right next to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, a world class teaching hospital and 8 schools including Nursing, Pharmacy, Religion, Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health. The close proximity to other schools and professions, all within walking distance, offers many opportunities for collaboration. 


    Start Today – Start the application process now. There has never been a better time to join and grow the field of public health. 

    MPH | MS – rolling admissions MBA | DrPH | PhD – fall enrollment only

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    To get more information about LLU School of Public Health’s programs, please visit our website or call (909) 558-8776 to speak to an admissions counselor.

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