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Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Welcome IIN Graduates and Students!

Institute for Integrative NutritionThe natural synergy between Maryland University of Integrative Health and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, both dedicated to advancing wellness and enhancing health care, has matured into a highly collaborative and beneficial partnership. We are very pleased that our two organizations are able to offer students a formal academic articulation agreement.

Learn more about MUIH here.

Read the MUIH Guiding Principles and Values here.

Overview of the Articulation Agreement

MUIH, as an accredited graduate school, has carefully reviewed all aspects of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program curriculum and assessment processes. We have determined that IIN graduates have met the learning outcomes consistent with courses in our some of our master’s degrees in order to earn advanced standing.

What this Articulation Agreement Means for You

IIN provides its students with the necessary knowledge and resources to begin their career as a health coach. However, graduates who further their education with a master’s degree from MUIH add credibility to their work, display a hunger for continual learning, and show that they are serious about becoming experts in the field of holistic nutrition. Having a master’s degree gives graduates an advantage over their peers when recruiting clients or applying to health coaching positions. Students will also have access to a second alumni network of like-minded individuals during and after degree completion at MUIH.

As an IIN graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you will eligible to apply for one of our approved master’s programs and will be “exempt” from up to six and one half credits of the MUIH coursework. All of these master’s degrees can be completed entirely online. The “hybrid” options allow you to combine online and on campus formats. We’ll help you find the program and format that works best for you.

MUIH students who enrolled prior to January 2014 and who have successfully completed the IIN Health Coach Training Program may be eligible for advanced standing only for the courses listed below for which they are not currently registered for, have enrolled in, or have already completed.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition Graduates: Guaranteed Admission

If you meet all our admission requirements (detailed below), not only will you enter with advanced standing, you’ll actually be guaranteed admission to one of these master’s degrees. We’ll do our best to admit you for the program and the start date that is your first choice. Please know that demand for some of our programs exceeds available space, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Master’s Degrees That Honor Your Advanced Standing

Click on to the title of each degree to learn all the details about courses, curriculum, format options, faculty, and more.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health

Continue your study of holistic nutrition with a strong foundation in contemporary science and evidence-based applied nutrition. Our program considers the physiological, psychological, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of food and healing, and includes whole foods cooking classes, work with nutritional supplements, and mindful eating.

Up to 6.5 credits applied to your advanced standing:

Human Clinical Nutrition or Community Nutrition Education Area of Concentration:
IHED 637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
NUTR 601 Redefining Nutrition 1 credit
NUTR 672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment 2 credits
  Electives 2 credits
Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration:
IHED 637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
NUTR 601 Redefining Nutrition 1 credit

MUIH offers master's degrees and academic certificates in additional areas of study, however they are not included in the articulation agreement and are not eligible for advanced standing.

MUIH Admission Requirements

Because MUIH is a graduate university, to be eligible for consideration you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Submit official transcripts for all degrees completed
  • Include a copy of your IIN certificate from the Health Coach Training Program
  • Submit application fees

Note: No standardized test scores are required for admission. MUIH retains the right to refuse admission based on criminal background.

Financial Aid

All of our academic programs are eligible for federal financial aid and we can help you navigate this process.

Ready to Get Started?

Find the application for admission for the program you're interested in here, and be sure to indicate that you're an IIN grad.

We regularly offer Web Info Sessions for all of our academic programs. Visit Upcoming Events for dates and times and to register.

Visit our webpage for prospective students here.

Email the Office of Graduate Admissions.

About Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Joshua Rosenthal founded the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 1992. The company has grown globally online with over 100,000 students in more than 100 countries and is the largest nutrition school in the world.  The program teaches students more than 100 dietary theories with a strong focus on bio individuality, and also teaches students the business skills necessary to start their own coaching business.