Distance learning
Distance learning Ann Burgess 01.08.2000
Re: Distance learning Ian Darnton-Hill 02.08.2000
re: Distance learning Venkatesh Mannar 03.08.2000
RE: Distance learning Kyoko Okamura 04.08.2000
distance learning courses Ann Burgess 17.10.2000

From: "Ann Burgess" <annburgessatsol.co.uk>

Subject: Distance learning

Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 16:27:32 +0100


Is NGONUT on holiday? If not:

Does anyone know of a university that offers a Masters programmes in Human Nutrition by distance learning, in English and suitable for students from developing countries?


Ann Burgess, Nutrition Consultant
Craiglea Cottage, Glenisla
Blairgowrie PH11 8PS - Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1575 582218

Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 19:30:38 -0400

From: "Ian Darnton-Hill" <IDarnton-Hillathki.org>

Cc: mjbikratdeakin.edu.au, J.Patersonatnutprog.herston.uq.edu.au, T.Coyneatnutrition.uq.edu.au


Subject: Re: Distance learning

Dear Anne:

At least 2 universities in Australia: University of Queensland, and Deakin University. I will copy this to the relevant people.

Good luck,


Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 9:06:04 EDT

From: <vmannaratidrc.ca> (Venkatesh Mannar)

Subject: re: Distance learning


I have the following announcement from the University of Bridgeport in 1997.

Recently when I tried to access the website I could not. Maybe the URL has changed.

Venkatesh Mannar



Beginning September 1997, the University of Bridgeport will offer a Masters of Science degree program in Human Nutrition delivered via the Internet. Students with access to a computer and modem, may pursue a self-paced, professionally relevant program from virtually anywhere in the world. The added flexibility of the online program meets the needs of busy adult students seeking to enhance their professional experience and knowledge with a distinctive degree in Human Nutrition.

The Masters of Science program teaches the science of nutrition focusing on a biochemical and physiologically sound understanding of human nutrition and its role in health and disease. The curriculum provides up-to-date information and is highly relevant to interests in medicine, chiropractic, public and alternative health, diet and nutritional consulting.

The University of Bridgeport has been offering this academic program for eighteen years on the Bridgeport, CT campus and had previously offered the program in St. Louis, Toronto, San Diego and San Francisco. With the advance of technology, the online program can now create a rich environment of teaching, training, and learning. The University of Bridgeport and the Human Nutrition program is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The University of Bridgeport's distance education program offers an opportunity for people all over the world to enhance their professional practice, enrich their understanding, and stay knowledgeable and competitive in today's global environmentall from their homes or offices, at any time. At the core of online courses is individual guidance provided by the instructors and an interactive electronic environment that allows a greater degree of class discussion and participation.

The University of Bridgeports Online Campus offers academic programs, library resources and student services that are available 24 hours a day. Whether one is going to class in the Academic Center, looking for information on financial aid, searching for research materials in the Library, talking with an academic counselor, or arguing over the latest Internet discoveries in the Student Union café, they'll find a dynamic and exceptional learning environment.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the curriculum and admissions requirements, please contact:

Michael Giampaoli
University of Bridgeport
Coordinator for Distance Education
(203) 576-4851

Or visit the University of Bridgeports online campus at www.wcc-eun.com/ub

Thank you very much.

From: "Kyoko Okamura" <kokamuraatjhsph.edu>

Cc: <mjbikratdeakin.edu.au>, <J.Patersonatnutprog.herston.uq.edu.au>, <T.Coyneatnutrition.uq.edu.au>

Subject: RE: Distance learning

Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 13:38:48 -0400


Dear Anne:

There is a good distance education program at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health <Please refer to http://distance.jhsph.edu/ > but they only offer MPH degree. I know there are some intro human nutrition courses available through internet, but I'm not sure if you can really specialize in nutrition.

The way it works is that 20 out of 80 credits have to be earned through a "face-to-face environment" by physically attending some of the intensive summer/winter institutes on campus. This offers opportunities for distance education students to meet and discuss with other students, his/her mentor, and other faculty members. There are some more nutrition courses offered at summer/winter institutes but not all. I only know that my friend was taking Nutrition Epi, but for more details, please ask the Distance Education Division.

I hear the program is very good. Students based in other parts of the world would have to participate in chat room discussion sessions at very weird time though!

Good luck!

Kyoko Okamura

Division of Human Nutrition
Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

From: "Ann Burgess", annburgessatsol.co.uk

Subject: distance learning courses

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 11:02:18 +0100


Many thanks to everyone who responded to my email asking for information on distance learning courses in nutrition. Below is a list of universities which replied to my request for information and which offer DL courses or degrees in nutrition. There are other courses 'in the pipeline' at other universities:

If anyone wants more information ask me or visit the website.

Best wishes

Ann Burgess
Nutrition Consultant
Craiglea Cottage, Glenisla
Blairgowrie PH11 8PS
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1575 582218