Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH – Nutrition and Dietetics)


Careers & Outcomes

Approx. Program Length

18-24 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

6000 CHF



Program Overview

This is a Dual Master’s Degree Program. The student is awarded an MPH Degree from International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy, and MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.


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.


The James Lind Institute and the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’) have collaborated to bring to you a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program. Alongside this MPH Degree, this program leads to the award of a Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics from James Lind Institute.


Approx. Course Length

2-6 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Pathway for MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics


Stage 1: Complete Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH)


Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete the Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management which typically is completed in 36 weeks and is comprised of 42 ECTS Credits. This program comprises of 18 Core Courses and 3 Elective Courses chosen from a list of Elective Courses available to the student. The student will then transfer to International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy to complete the MPH program with the award of 90 ECTS Credits. This is explained in detail here.


Stage 2: Complete Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics


Upon completion of the MPH program at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, the student will initiate a specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics at James Lind Institute. This specialization earns the student a total of 48 ECTS Credits. Combining these 48 ECTS Credits with 42 ECTS credits earned from Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management, a total of 90 ECTS credits leads to the award of Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.


Following is the structure of the MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics:

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.

  • International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy

    JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor, master and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Reasearch in Italy. Furthermore, it is the only Italian Telematic University that was positively assessed by the CNVSU, the National Committee established to assess the university institutions in Italy UNINETTUNO is a distance teaching university based on close cooperation with traditional universities from Europe, the Arab World, the United States and Asia. These alliances with higher-education institutions from across the world allow UNINETTUNO to supply a wider and more diverse educational offering, based on a scientific psychopedagogical model built on 20 years of research. Thanks to the use of new technologies and a faculty of prestigious professors from some of the world’s biggest universities, UNINETTUNO offers a unique university experience based on quality, flexibility and innovation.

  • Atheneum Liberal Studies

    Atheneum Liberal Studies (ALS) is a pioneer and innovative educational organization, established in 2007 utilising the latest developments in training, information technology and expertise in higher education with a vision to promote scientific knowledge at all levels. With activities and services for students, academics and professionals, its mission spreads in most of the related fields and domains. Atheneum’s activities are supported with programs and projects, which range from providing open knowledge resources, telematic and distant learning education and higher education consulting to developing global networks and strategic alliances. Its scope reaches all around the world as it has affiliations with organisations and institutions on a global scale that aim to promote higher education mobility and transnational cooperation.

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The JLI MPH Difference?

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

Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally

Learn at your own pace

We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn

Stay Current and Relevant

We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance

Take the next step

At James Lind Institute, we are here to help you at every step of your journey from finding the right program, enrolling in your program, studying at JLI, and a successful outcome after your complete your program.

Due to the negative economic effects of COVD 19, JLI Switzerland has decided to waive off 25% tuition fees for all Masters Programs for the upcoming intake for all current and new students. Please contact our admissions team at for more details.

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