Graduating with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Nutrition will empower you to meet the growing demand for nutritionists in a range of professional settings where disease prevention and nutrition promotion are needed. These settings include public health nutrition programs, governmental agencies, nonprofits, public policy organizations and nutrition marketing and media companies.
Providing one-on-one, personalized nutritional counseling requires a registered dietitian (RD) license. While this concentration does not prepare you for RD licensure, it will equip you with the skills needed to offer nutritional and dietary guidance to groups of people. (If you are interested in pursuing RD licensure, explore our MPH/RD program.)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of dietitians and nutritionists will grow by 15 percent between 2016 and 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.1
Learn more about the opportunities that await you with an MPH from the Gillings School.
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Funding from the Graduate School
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September 25, 2023 Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.