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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Independent Study: MPH in Nutrition Capstone Part 1 - Problems in Public Health Nutrition


Real-world public health nutrition problems are complex and require inspired and innovative thinking to address them. This course is grounded in reflective conversation and critical thinking. Each student will explore a problem in public health nutrition in a systematic and iterative process of problem-solving in the form of a policy brief. The emphasis is on the process of identifying and trying to solve a challenging public health nutrition problem by using critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
Course Details

Fall 2021


Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Laura Christoph
Base Cost: $1,866 ($622/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021