Department: Urban Public Health


Hunter College’s School of Urban Public Health educates students to contribute to improving urban health by addressing problems such as malnutrition, chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, asthma, HIV, and violence. The School offers a Bachelor of Science and minor in Public Health, a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science, and an accredited BS-MS in Nutrition which leads to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential.

·      Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Minor in Public Health

·      Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science (NFS-BS)

·      Accelerated BS-MS in Nutrition in Food Science/Integrated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics (NFS-BS/MS-IPND)

   ·      Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Wellness (

What can I do with my degree in Public Health?

The PH-BS prepares students for work in community-based and human rights organizations, family planning clinics, mental health centers, homeless shelters, research centers, media organizations, as well as in city, state and national health departments. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate study in diverse fields including an MPH and Medicine-related.

What can I do with my degree in Nutrition and Food Science or the BS-MS?

The undergraduate NFS-BS prepares students to provide general nutrition education and counseling on wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. Graduates can work in a variety of settings such as corporate wellness, health clubs, community, WIC/child or senior centers, and food service/grocery chains, supporting research or programs within Departments of Health, or in food/nutrition journalism or marketing. Graduates often pursue advanced study in Nutrition and Dietetics to get credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or work toward degrees in other allied health sciences. The RDN credential is offered at the graduate level at Hunter.

Accelerated BS-MS graduates who earn the RDN credential care about the health and nutritional well-being of people and communities and work in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health care facilities. More information about career opportunities can be found at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Programs and Courses in Urban Public Health 



The Hunter School of Urban Public Health is located at the Silberman Campus at 2180 Third Avenue (119th St) which we share with the School of Social Work, Centro, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College; the Hunter East Harlem Gallery; and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging. One of Hunter’s newest campus and a certified ‘green’ building, it includes a well-resourced library; state-of-the-art class and conference rooms; computer labs; and a large terrace.

Administration & Location

Silberman Campus
2180 Third Avenue (119th Street and Third Avenue, 5th floor)
New York NY 10035

UPH Campus Director & Nutrition Program Director

Khursheed Navder, PhD, RDN, FAND
Room 502, (Dean’s Suite), Silberman Campus
(212)-396-7775  (remove () and add dashes)

For information, contact:
Nzinga Ajani, Silberman Campus
Silberman 5th floor, Dean’s Suite (re-aligned and also added dashes to tel # below)