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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Human Nutrition – Dietitian

Core Competencies

1.  Explain the roles of energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients in biological processes and functions
2. Examine the biological, social, cultural, and behavioral influences on nutrition in the different stages of human development.
3.  Examine appropriate measures and indicators of dietary intake, physical activity, nutritional status, and metabolic dysfunction to characterize the nutritional health or risks of individuals or populations.
4.  Propose policy options to address specific food and nutrition problems in a given setting or context.
5.  Apply cultural information to the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition intervention programs.
6.  Apply theories of behavior change and counseling techniques as part of the nutrition care process. 
7.  Formulate dietary recommendations considering cross-cultural factors to meet the needs of individuals, communities and populations.
8. Employ multiple management tools to assess the food environment and food access landscape, and to develop a project plan to enhance nutrition services for community organizations