MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics (Online)

APPLY BY 25 May TO BEGIN 01 June
Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

18 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

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Program Overview

Nutrition and dietetics are an important and integral part of any health delivery endeavor. In the context of public health, solving the challenges of nutrition and dietetics play an enormous role in most public health programs. Health and nutrition are intricately related. This applies to individuals who are either healthy or sick, communities, health systems, workplaces, etc.


The MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics program at James Lind Institute is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of the challenges that exist in nutrition and health. This program provides you with a strong background in the core concepts of nutrition as well as its linkage to public health. There is also a strong hands-on approach to learning with exposure to skills-based learning on medical aspects of nutrition, the effect of nutrition on the community, food preservation and microbiology, and food safety. This is an intense program and students are expected to have an advanced understanding of nutrition after the completion of the program.  Students complete a project under the mentorship of an expert in Nutrition and Dietetics. There are select opportunities for students to conduct their projects in collaboration with an organization that is involved in nutrition and public health. Mentors help students to find such opportunities for research.




Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


What will you study?


Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics


Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of  the Master of Public health (MPH) program. You can view the program details here


Complete Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics – Receive MPH with Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics Degree


Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics Degree.


Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics Degree program:

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth




The MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics program at JLI has been developed to prepare students to enhance their understanding of nutrition and diet-related aspects of public health. This program utilizes techniques and methodologies for learners to assume roles within the broader public health setting with a focus on community and population health. The roles that are open to aspirants are within the food industry, community healthcare organizations, public healthcare set-ups, media, academia, governments, and non-governmental organizations. Students are expected to develop broad and deep knowledge and skills to advise patients, the general population and policymakers on effective ways to combat the challenges related to nutrition and diet. Students also are exposed to skills that help them find medical roles within tertiary healthcare set-ups to support medical nutrition as part of treatment regimens to patients as part of their care for lifestyle-related diseases, cancer, allergies, etc.


This intense program also equips students to assume roles that are involved in healthcare access with a focus on education and awareness. Areas such as consulting, patient advocacy, access to care, policy development and community education and awareness are strong focus areas in this domain.


Job Outlook


Excellent. The job market for nutrition and diet-related jobs continues to grow at a much higher rate than the market average. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for roles related to nutrition is 11% which is faster than the average for all occupations. Most roles are within areas such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and other health conditions.


Career Areas


After completing the MPH in Nutrition in Dietetics, students become eligible for several key roles such as


Health and Diet Advisor

Nutritionist or Dietitian

Community Health Manager

Regulatory Inspector

Food Labelling Expert

Food Technologist

Health Promotion Expert

Population Health Promotion Officer

Food Hygienist

Food Sales Personnel

Nutrition Consultant

Food Product Manager

Sports Food Expert

Diet Counsellor




James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.


Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)

Biomedical Sciences



Dentistry, Oral Health

Development Studies

Environmental Health

Exercise and Sport Science

Food Science

Health Economics

Health Management

Medicine, Medical sciences



Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Therapy



Public Health or Health Sciences

Science (All disciplines)

Speech Therapy

Veterinary sciences


For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at for exploring this pathway.


Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+

PET 50+

TOEFL 550+


The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, or;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country.

Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

+36 Weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

Calculate Tuition Fee

PAYABLE IN INSTALLMENTS We understand the need for flexible and affordable tuition fee payments. JLI offers you tuition fee payment in installments. After submitting your application for admission, a payment plan will be offered.



What is the MPH/MSc Dual Degree Program?


In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:


You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.



Duration: 36 Weeks


Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:

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The JLI MPH Difference?

When you choose our Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
Establish Credibility

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