Students concentrate on course work in the core area of public health nutrition and take specific RD requirements. Students choose electives in accordance with their intended career path in public health nutrition.
Comprehensive departmental examination at the end of the first academic year
Summer through Academic Terms 5-7
Beginning the 1st week of June, following the completion of their MSPH coursework and comprehensive exam, through February students actively participate in their 38 week dietetic practicum.
During their practicum students complete the following:
Clinical, and food service rotations at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, including the Johns Hopkins Burn Center and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and Johns Hopkins affiliates located throughout the Baltimore-Washington, DC region.
Community rotations at sites in the Baltimore area
A 8- 10-week public health rotation in the Baltimore/Washington area (or within commuting distance from Baltimore) and should reflect the student’s interest (federal governmental organizations such as NIH, state, county and city health departments, non-governmental organizations, working in public health nutrition, including those working globally in humanitarian assistance).
Practicum update at the end of every term
The MSPH/RD culminating experience is a written capstone about the program and practicum experience highlighting the work and products of the final culminating public health rotation.
Completion of the practicum and capstone by the end of 3rd term and preparation for RDN exam.
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