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Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health offers an innovative approach to the study of nutrition. The program emphasizes the vital and interrelated physiological, medicinal, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual roles of food in our lives. As a graduate of this program, you will be uniquely positioned to fill the growing demand for nutritionists and health educators.

The program offers a solid grounding in nutritional sciences, nutrition education, and nutrition in clinical and public health settings including the cognitive and physiological factors influencing the complex role of food and nutrition in human health. This rich personal learning process that enables you to cultivate sustainable change in yourself and others. You will also gain practical skills by cooking in whole foods cooking labs, participating in faculty-directed coaching sessions, and by completing an individualized clinical, research, or community-based practicum.

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We admit academically qualified students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than nutrition or the related sciences. There are no required academic prerequisites as required science and literary courses are embedded into the curriculum.

The 50-credit program is offered in two formats: online and on campus. Graduates are qualified to sit for several national board certification exams and can become licensed to practice in many states.

Program Highlights

  • Taught from a holistic and integrative perspective 
  • Features science courses and core competencies in nutrition assessment and treatment strategy design and implementation that have been designed with an integrative and functional framework
  • Explores the relationships between our food choices, our agricultural and food processing practices, and the environment
  • Core faculty and guest speakers include some of the most accomplished and well-respected authors, lecturers, and practitioners in the nation
  • Prepares graduates for a variety of nutrition and wellness careers
  • Prepares graduates to sit for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam through the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, Certified Clinical Nutrition (CCN) exam through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board, and various state licensing requirements
  • Program can be completed in two years
  • • Curriculum includes whole foods cooking labs with instruction from chefs in food as medicine

Are you a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition?

Learn about opportunities for advanced standing in this program and others here.