Missouri State University

Public Affairs Concentration

In the public affairs concentration, you will serve as an advocate for health policy by serving on a health policy committee and by collaborating with a community partner. This committee will recommend and design a program for a healthier campus and community. You will then design, implement and evaluate a nutrition policy, program or activity for the public and create a presentation. The public affairs concentration is designed to build on the professional practice expectations of the dietetics field.

In this concentration you will

  • Learn about community partnerships and create relationships with community organizations
  • Develop media proficiency and presentation skills
  • Understand the fundamentals of grant proposal and demonstrate grant writing skills