Graduates in the Masters of Science program will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field. Students gain a scientific foundation for understanding the vast world of natural and integrated medicine. They learn to evaluate new studies and research and determine scientific validity, applicability and protocols. They have the skills to translate nutrition science into meaningful, accessible information in diverse fields. Students will also develop vast knowledge and tools for communicating complex information in simple ways that transform peoples’ lives. Students develop advanced skills in creating innovative nutrition and wellness programs, motivating behavior change and other tools for bringing their knowledge to people who need it.
The Clinical Nutrition and Integrated Medicine programs approach overall nutrition and natural medicine through the physical, mental and emotional, taking all variables into account. By learning evaluative, therapeutic and preventive non-invasive modalities, the student will learn well-rounded holistic and integrated nutrition and natural medicine. It is of primary importance that the practitioner is able to determine through scientific laboratory and personal assessment modalities the etiology or true source of the imbalance, as well as the multi-causal factors, and the priority and proper application of treatment. This advanced program is designed for those who have completed the basic nutrition courses and/or practitioners who want to take nutrition and integrated medicine to a further level of understanding, comprehension and application.
Required: 30 credit hours of curriculum and a 15 credit hour (15000 word) Thesis