Nutrition and Wellness MPH
The Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition and Wellness program at Andrews University is designed to prepare health professionals for service in churches, communities, and other settings in order to advance the overall health and lifestyles of populations through both personal and community efforts. According to the faculty, this program is unique in comparison to others like in in its emphasis on vegetarian wellness.
This program is offered through the School of Graduate and Research Studies and is able to be completed entirely online, a format of delivery that can provide some flexibility in scheduling and access to course materials to working students struggling to balance demanding professional schedules. Students can typically complete the program in a three year period.
In order to successfully earn this degree, those enrolled must earn a minimum of 42 hours of credit from a range of sectional requirements. Of that total, 17 hours come from the Public Health core, eight from work in research, 15 from the concentration area, which includes additional courses in nutrition and wellness, and two from a practicum. Students are also required to complete a culminating activity that is intended to help them demonstrate the ability to integrate on of the following areas of public health: Administration, Epidemiology, Statistics, Environmental Health, Human Behavior, and Nutrition. This culminating activity can be a written comprehensive exam, a field experience, a research project, a professional portfolio, or an exit interview with the Department chairpersons at the end of the program.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Applicants must have a four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S., with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate work
Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Commission,
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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