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Objectives & Outcomes

Educational Objectives

Students who complete this program will:

  • Integrate core nutrition competencies into current clinical practice and/or professional work
  • Incorporate knowledge of human nutrition and treatments strategies into clinical practice and tailor research projects to develop the evidence-base for integrative nutrition
  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of nutrition that incorporates biochemical, physiological, environmental, and traditional perspectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between nutrients and biochemical/physiological processes in health and disease
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various synergistic, antagonistic effects of various nutrients
  • Demonstrate a nature-based understanding of whole foods, energetic properties of foods, and effects on mind, body, and spirit
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various modern and traditional diets and their effect human health

Program Outcomes

Students who complete this program will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of post-graduate knowledge in the field of nutrition and applied sciences
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply skills such as nutrition assessment including, energetic assessment, intervention, nutritional physical, and laboratory findings; organize these assessments to create individualized nutrition and wellness plans and programs; initiate and monitor plan; reevaluate over time
  • Be able to effectively use nutrition to support health and influence disease
  • Develop the skills to incorporate human nutrition and treatment strategies into clinical practice or current professional work.
  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of nutrition that incorporates biochemical, physiological, environmental, and traditional perspectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the environmental impact of food choices and the effects of various agricultural practices on nutritional value of foods.
  • Be able to develop multi-dimensional therapeutic protocols including whole foods and nutritional supplementation, for the prevention and management of a range of chronic and acute diseases and conditions.
  • Be able to address safety concerns, nutrient-drug interactions, and nutrient-nutrient interactions.

Licensure and Certification


Licensing requirements for nutritionists vary by state. To learn the most up-to-date laws and regulations, please refer to each state’s board of dietetic practice, or go to www.nutritionadvocacy.org.


Graduates of the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health may meet the eligibility requirements of several national nutrition boards. Eligibility will be contingent upon prerequisite courses completed prior to entry into the Post-Master’s Certificate program. Please contact the appropriate board with questions, and review licensing laws by state for the most up to date information.

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Depending upon a student’s prior clinical training, the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutrition may complete the educational requirements needed for graduates to sit for the CNS exam. The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) also requires that applicants complete 1000 hours of supervised practice experience and pass the BCNS Certifying exam. The board reviews each applicant individually to determine eligibility.
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. CNCB reviews each applicant individually. They review all transcripts to determine eligibility.
  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board. Requires at least one herbal elective course.