School of Urban Public Health


Overview

The Hunter School of Urban Public Nutrition Program offers five graduate degrees and a graduate credit-bearing Dietetic Internship certificate. The mission of the Nutrition Program is to promote the nutritional well-being of individuals and populations through teaching, research and service.  It is dedicated to providing the highest quality education in nutrition and contributing to the profession through faculty research and scholarly activity.

Master of Science Programs

•  Nutrition-Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (IPND)
The 53 credit ACEND accredited credit IPND combines graduate-level didactic coursework  and Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) components that affords graduates eligibility to take the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credentialing exam, and to apply for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

·   Nutrition-Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
The 41 credit ACEND accredited credit Nutrition and Dietetics degree consists of graduate-level didactic coursework that affords graduates eligibility to earn a verification statement and apply for Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL)/Dietetic Internship. Upon completion of the SEL, one gains eligibility to sit for the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credentialing exam, and to apply for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

•  Nutrition-Academic Dietetic Internship
The 36 credit program is for students who have completed an undergraduate Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics (DPD), who wish to complete a master’s degree in Nutrition concurrent with enrollment in an ACEND accredited credit bearing academic Dietetic Internship.

•  Nutrition-External Dietetic Internship
The 30 credit program is for students who have completed an undergraduate Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics, who are accepted into an external (non-credit bearing) Dietetic Internship, and who wish to complete a Master’s degree in Nutrition.

•  Nutrition-Focused Study
The 36 credit program is for the credentialed RDN with an undergraduate degree, or students with degrees in physical or social sciences with research interests in the area of Nutrition.  This program covers clinical aspects of nutrition research in addition to an individualized focus developed through elective course selection.

·   Nutrition-Dietetic Internship Certificate
An option for students who completed an ACEND accredited Didactic Program and have a minimum Bachelor’s degree. The 12 credit, 9 month DI certificate provides students with a rigorous, high quality educational and supervised practice experience which will prepare them as competent and effective dietetic practitioners with a focus in urban public health and community nutrition.

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Nutrition 

What can I do with my graduate degree in Nutrition? 

Graduates are trained to take an evidence-based approach as they integrate and apply knowledge of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food science, food service management, and public health to achieve health promotion and disease prevention. They pursue careers in public and private hospitals, community health centers, public health programs, food service management, long-term care facilities, nutrition entrepreneurship, and research. Our accredited programs qualify students to sit for the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credentialing exam, and also apply for New York State CDN (Certified Dietitian Nutritionist) certification.

Accreditation

The IPND, DPD, DI and BSMS programs are accredited by ACEND: the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190. Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (800)-877-1600 ext 5400 acend@eatright.org, www.eatright.org/ACEND

Campus

The Hunter School of Urban Public Health is located at the Silberman Campus at 2180 Third Avenue (119th St) which is also the home of the School of Social Work, Centro, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College; the Hunter East Harlem Gallery; and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging. One of Hunter’s newest campus and a certified ‘green’ building, the campus includes a well-resourced library; state-of-the-art class and conference rooms; computer labs; and a large terrace.

Administration

Campus Director
Khursheed Navder, PhD, RDN, FAND
212-396-7775 
knavder@hunter.cuny.edu

Silberman Campus
2180 Third Avenue (119th Street and Third Avenue, 5th floor)
New York NY 10035
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/uph

For information, contact:
Nzinga Ajani
Silberman 5th floor
Dean’s Suite
212-396-7729
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/uph

Faculty

Faculty of School of Urban Public Health