The Maternal and Child Nutrition Master of Advanced Study program is a targeted program focused on training graduate students for careers in health sciences. Students receive learner-centered education and a strong scientific background in nutrition-related topics. We offer an inclusive environment where students from diverse backgrounds feel respected and empowered to develop, evaluate and improve maternal and child health programs that provide culturally sensitive, evidence-based care.
Jane Heinig, Ph.D., has been sharing her passion for maternal and child nutrition as the program's director for 15 years, and she has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for more than 25 years.
"Our program is unlike any other in the country. We prepare our students not only to become nutrition experts, but also to administer nutrition program on local and national levels. Our students are looking for an in-depth understanding of maternal and child nutrition, and this program meets that need by being more applied- and public-health oriented than others.
"Our program size allows us to take a holistic view of how we train our students. We get to know our students well. They benefit from lots of personalized instructor interaction, and they form networks based on their professional interests."