Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission,

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    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

    School Overview

    From the very start, back in 1874, Andrews University has placed serious scholarship, quality research and a strong focus on practical Christianity first on the list of things they think are important about attendance at a Christian university. Mr. Goodloe Bell, a teacher, started a tiny school with only 12 students in Battle Creek, Michigan. This was the birth of what is now known as Andrews University, later named after John Nevins Andrews (1829–1883), the biggest thinker in the 19th-century Seventh-day Adventist Church. Today, Andrews is the best-known Adventist educational institution in the world.

    Andrews boasts about 130 academic options to choose from, quality professors who care about your success, and lots of resources to keep students on track. They provide hands-on learning experiences, opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom, and personal attention from faculty as a result of our small class-size and low student-faculty ratio.

    The School of Distance Education extends access to Adventist education beyond campus, community and national boundaries. We support our faculty and students around the world by promoting best practices in distance education and international partnerships, and by creating a virtual community designed to nurture learning. The School of Distance Education serves Andrews University by providing leadership, faculty and student support, and professional resources in the following areas: educational technology, distance education, compliance and off-campus programs.


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