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Program Format & Schedule

The Master of Science in Nutrition in Integrative Health can be completed in as few as two years or as many as five years. The program is offered in an online, on-campus, or hybrid format, depending on area of concentration:

  • Community Nutrition Education: online or hybrid
  • Herbal Medicine: online or hybrid
  • Human Clinical Nutrition:  on campus, online, or hybrid

The content of the program does not vary by format—only the delivery method of the course is different.

See the latest list of Program Start Dates to determine availability of your preferred format.

On Campus Format

Coursework is completed on campus in this format. Only students completing the Human Clinical Nutrition area of concentration may complete the entire program on campus. On-campus students are also welcome to take online courses, subject to availability.

The on-campus schedule consists of 15 to 19 weekends per year. Weekend class times are 5 – 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Format may vary during clinic and practicum phase. The time needed to complete the elective credits and clinic/practicum/thesis is not included in this academic calendar. Additionally, students on a modified schedule may have class outside of the weekends below.

Limited Residency Format

The limited residency format is a particular type of hybrid program that combines online learning with on-campus classes for limited periods of time, and it affords you a number of educational benefits. The online learning portions of your program provide the combined benefits of convenience and flexibility to fit your schedule, and the time to reflect deeply and personally on the course content, your assignments, and participation in online discussions. The limited time that you spend in class on-campus provides you with the opportunity for experiential learning, a high degree of engagement with your fellow students and faculty, and personalized community building and professional networking. In fact, research has shown that many students in hybrid classes experience deeper learning than those in fully online or fully in-person classes.

Fall 2019 Intake Program Dates

On-campus weekend dates for the Human Clinical Nutrition two-year plan of study. Weekend class times are Fridays, 5:00pm-9:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30am-5:30pm. The time needed to complete the elective credits and clinic/practicum/capstone project is not included in the academic calendar. Additionally, students in the Herbal Medicine AOC, Community Nutrition Education AOC, and students on a modified schedule may have classes scheduled outside of the weekends below.

First Year Schedule

2019  2020 2020
Trimester I  Trimester 2  Trimester 3 

Sept 13-15

Sept 27-29

Oct 11-13

Oct 25-27 

Nov 8-10

Nov 22-24

Jan 10-12

Jan 31 – Feb 2

Feb 14-16

February 28 – Mar 1

Mar 13-15

Mar 27-29


May 1-3

May 15-17

May 29-31

June 12-14

June 26-28

July 17-19

July 31 – August 2


Second Year Schedule

2020 2021 2021
Trimester 4 Trimester 5 Trimester 6

Sept 11-13

Sept 25-27

Oct 16-18

Oct 30 – Nov 1

Nov 13-15

Dec 4-6

Jan 29-31

Feb 12-14

Feb 26-28

Mar 12-14,


May 17-9

May 21-23

June 11-13

July 23-25

Aug 6-8


Online Format

Coursework is completed online in this format. Although no residency is required, online students are welcome to take on-campus courses, subject to availability.

Online courses offer tremendous flexibility for the student. The syllabus for each course will provide details about weekly lessons and include expectations, due dates for assignments, and required participation. For more information about MUIH’s online format, click here.

Program Schedule

Online courses run asynchronously throughout each trimester. For trimester start and end dates, see the Academic Calendar. Depending on which courses you register for, your personal schedule may vary.

Hybrid Format

Coursework is completed through a combination of online and on campus courses in this format. Students may choose the format of each course on a case-by-case basis, subject to availability. See descriptions above for details on online and on campus formats.

Program Schedule

See On Campus Format above for course dates. Students’ individual schedules may vary depending on course selection. Additionally, students in the Herbal Medicine or Community Nutrition Education areas of concentration may have class outside of the weekends listed above.

Online courses run asynchronously throughout each trimester. For trimester start and end dates, see the Academic Calendar.