The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the No. 1-ranked public school of public health and No. 2 overall,¹ offers an online Master of Public Health/Registered Dietitian (MPH/RD) program.
This program prepares you to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam — a requirement for RDs — and gives you the local and global public health knowledge you need to strengthen your practice. By 2024, a master’s degree will be required to practice as an RD.
As a student, you will benefit from customized placement support to help you fulfill CDR exam qualification requirements. You will complete:
of practicum work
of a dietetic internship
During your dietetic internship, you will learn how to integrate your clinical and public health skills in a range of settings, including:
With a deeper understanding of the evolving public health factors that affect your clients’ health, you can promote healthy behaviors more effectively and tackle real-world nutrition problems at home or around the world in a variety of ways:
and treat major diseases, like obesity.
underserved populations that lack access to nutrition and health education.
on public health initiatives.
The UNC Gillings Department of Nutrition is the only nutrition department in the United States situated jointly in a school of public health and a school of medicine.