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The M.S. in Clinical Nutrition program is a 54-credit program offered in a fully online format and can be completed in as little as 21 months.

This program will help you transform your passion about nutrition into the ability to become a leader in the field of clinical nutrition, while enhancing your ability to help others live a healthier lifestyle. You will gain the professional knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to develop and implement effective and evidence-based nutrition related services to support individual and public health.

The innovative and 100% online curriculum has been developed with input from experts and thought leaders in the field of nutrition. The M.S. in Clinical Nutrition will prepare you in the areas of nutritional sciences, self-care, whole food nutrition, and the responsible use of dietary supplements while also covering emerging topics such as nutrigenomics and microbiomics. The program includes a Virtual Health Center Experience where you can practice applying new skills and knowledge safely in a virtual training environment.

FEATURED COURSE (CREDITS): Gastrointestinal Physiology (2)

DESCRIPTION:

This course explores normal human physiology with an emphasis on physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Students will learn mechanisms and regulation of motor, secretory, digestive, and absorptive functions of the gastrointestinal tract and how it impacts human health. The course also introduces students to microbiomics and the role and application of prebiotics and probiotics in health and disease.

Featured Course
(CREDITS)

Description

Gastrointestinal Physiology (2)

This course explores normal human physiology with an emphasis on physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Students will learn mechanisms and regulation of motor, secretory, digestive, and absorptive functions of the gastrointestinal tract and how it impacts human health. The course also introduces students to microbiomics and the role and application of prebiotics and probiotics in health and disease.

all courses

quarter

credits

COURSE NAME: Nutritional assessment I: history, anthropometrics and energy

QUARTER: 1

CREDITS: 2


Nutritional assessment I: history, anthropometrics and energy

1

2

COURSE NAME: Gastrointestinal physiology​

QUARTER: 1

CREDITS: 2


Gastrointestinal physiology​

1

2

COURSE NAME: Nutrition across the lifecycle I: adolescence, adulthood and older age

QUARTER: 1

CREDITS: 2


Nutrition across the lifecycle I: adolescence, adulthood and older age

1

2

COURSE NAME: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology

QUARTER: 1

CREDITS: 2


Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology

1

2

COURSE NAME: Clinical biochemistry I: macronutrients, human metabolism, and energy

QUARTER: 2

CREDITS: 3


Clinical biochemistry I: macronutrients, human metabolism, and energy

2

3

COURSE NAME: Self-care: role-modeling health behaviors

QUARTER: 2

CREDITS: 2


Self-care: role-modeling health behaviors

2

2

COURSE NAME: Clinical biochemistry II: vitamins and minerals 

QUARTER: 2

CREDITS: 2


Clinical biochemistry II: vitamins and minerals 

2

2

COURSE NAME: Botanicals and phytonutrients 

QUARTER: 2

CREDITS: 2


Botanicals and phytonutrients 

2

2

COURSE NAME: Dietary and supplement guidelines, policies, and safety

QUARTER: 3

CREDITS: 2


Dietary and supplement guidelines, policies, and safety

3

2

COURSE NAME: Evidence informed practice and decision making 

QUARTER: 3

CREDITS: 1


Evidence informed practice and decision making 

3

1

COURSE NAME: Nutrition across the lifecycle II: preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood

QUARTER: 3

CREDITS: 2


Nutrition across the lifecycle II: preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood

3

2

COURSE NAME: Dietary patterns for health promotion

QUARTER: 3

CREDITS: 2


Dietary patterns for health promotion

3

2

COURSE NAME: Nutritional assessment II: laboratory

QUARTER: 4

CREDITS: 2


Nutritional assessment II: laboratory

4

2

COURSE NAME: Nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition

QUARTER: 4

CREDITS: 2


Nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition

4

2

COURSE NAME: Clinical applications I: health promotion and disease prevention

QUARTER: 4

CREDITS: 3


Clinical applications I: health promotion and disease prevention

4

3

COURSE NAME: Teaching kitchen laboratory

QUARTER: 4

CREDITS: 1


Teaching kitchen laboratory

4

1

COURSE NAME: Clinical applications II: chronic disease 

QUARTER: 5

CREDITS: 4


Clinical applications II: chronic disease 

5

4

COURSE NAME: Nutritional interventions for chronic disease 

QUARTER: 5

CREDITS: 4


Nutritional interventions for chronic disease 

5

4

COURSE NAME: Clinical applications III: complex systemic disorders

QUARTER: 6

CREDITS: 4


Clinical applications III: complex systemic disorders

6

4

COURSE NAME: Nutritional interventions for complex systemic disorders

QUARTER: 6

CREDITS: 4


Nutritional interventions for complex systemic disorders

6

4

COURSE NAME: Clinical applications IV: co-morbidities and complex medical disorders

QUARTER: 7

CREDITS: 4


Clinical applications IV: co-morbidities and complex medical disorders

7

4

COURSE NAME: Success academy

QUARTER: 7

CREDITS: 2


Success academy

7

2

Our Mission


To educate and inspire the next generation of leaders and practitioners in the field of clinical nutrition to use evidence-based practices to safely, ethically, and effectively enhance the health and well-being of the people and communities they serve.