The Nutrition concentration in the Tufts University MPH program introduces students to those applied methods used in nutrition program and policy assessment, development, and evaluation, with an emphasis on diverse and/or vulnerable populations and community-based interventions. Students will understand relationships between macronutrients, micronutrients and food intake patterns and health outcomes, and have a foundation in a variety of skills used in the promotion of healthy eating and active living. This concentration is offered in cooperation with the Tufts University Gerald J. and Dorothy J. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Skills & Competencies

  • Identify building blocks of healthy eating that can be used to inform personal, programmatic and/or policy choices that promote health.
  • Explain how food access and/or diet act as determinants of individual or population health.
  • Evaluate nutrition-related/active living issues, programs or policies.
  • Apply discipline-relevant theory, evidence, or quality improvement approaches to nutrition/active living issues, programs, or policies. 
  • Describe how systemic racism and/or social inequities can impact food/nutrition or active living issues.

Courses required in addition to the core

  • NUTR 202 Principles of Nutrition Science
  • NUTR 228 Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • NUTR 301 Nutrition in the Lifecycle
  • NUTR 312 Nutrition and Chronic Disease
  • 15 elective credits