Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), a non-profit organization advancing Functional Medicine as the standard of care for all patients, have announced a new collaboration. The agreement allows certified IFM practitioners an opportunity to earn up to nine credits of advanced standing in MUIH’s Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program.
MUIH’s Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, one of only a few degrees of its kind in the nation, blends cutting edge science with traditional wisdom and is designed to fill the tremendous and increasing demand for nutritionists who can work at all levels of the healthcare continuum and who will assume leadership roles in the field. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work as a vital part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams in a number of wellness settings.
Both MUIH and IFM seek to address the underlying causes of disease rather than just treat symptoms and are committed to a whole-person, patient-centered approach to health care. This agreement offers a unique opportunity for practitioners interested in functional medicine to learn from two leading institutions in the field while completing a doctoral degree.
“MUIH and IFM are aligned in their goals to educate, research, and collaborate, specifically in the areas of integrative health and functional medicine,” said Kathy Warner, PhD, Academic Director of Nutrition at MUIH. “This agreement opens the door for qualified individuals to efficiently and effectively continue their studies.”
Applications from qualified individuals will be accepted immediately for the September 2016 class of the MUIH Doctor of Clinical Nutrition. Information about all academic programs at MUIH can be found at http://muih.edu/academics.
For more information about IFM, please visit www.functionalmedicine.org.