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Program Format & Schedule

The Doctor of Clinical Nutrition is a hybrid program completed through a combination of online and on-campus courses.

The majority of the courses in this program are delivered online, offering 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. The number of on-campus courses differs by pathway.

Master's Degree Pathway

Thirty-six of the 48 credits are completed through online courses and students are required to complete six credits on campus, offered as four 1.5 credit courses on weekends. 

The final six credits will require the completion of a clinical nutrition residency. The clinical residency may be completed where the student lives, or on the MUIH campus at the Natural Care Center. Students who live in states where MUIH does not have approval for distance learning internship/residency programs will complete a special case study projects and presentations in lieu of residency.

Program Schedule

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

Weekend class times are typically 5 – 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

On Campus Course Dates – September 2016 Start Date

First Year Schedule

2016  2017 2017
Trimester I  Trimester 2  Trimester 3 
Sept. - Dec.
On-Campus Weekend:
Sept. 16-18
Jan. - Apr.
No On-Campus Weekends
Apr. - Aug.
On-Campus Weekend:
May 19-21

Second Year Schedule

2017  2018 2018
Trimester 4  Trimester 5  Trimester 6 
Sept. - Dec.
No On-Campus Weekends
Jan. - Apr.
No On-Campus Weekends
Apr. - Aug.
On-Campus Weekend:
June 22-24

Third Year Schedule

2018  2019  
Trimester 7  Trimester 8    
Sept. - Dec.
No On-Campus Weekends
Jan. - April
On-Campus Weekend:
Apr. 12-14

 
 

 

Bachelor’s Degree Pathway

Students will complete 69 or 72 credits online, depending on course selection, and will be required to complete seven credits on campus, offered as weekend courses.

Six credits will require the completion of a clinical nutrition residency. The clinical residency may be completed where the student lives, or on the MUIH campus at the Natural Care Center. Students who live in states where MUIH does not have approval for distance learning internship/residency programs will complete special case study projects and presentations in lieu of residency. Three credits of clinical studies will be completed online or on campus in trimesters four and five.

Program Schedule

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

Weekend class times are typically 5 – 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

On Campus Course Dates – January 2016 Start Date

First Year Schedule

2016  2017 2017
Trimester I  Trimester 2  Trimester 3 
Sept. - Dec.
On-Campus Weekend:
Jan. 30-31
Apr. - Aug.
No On-Campus Weekends
Sept.. - Dec.
On-Campus Weekend:
 

Second Year Schedule

2017  2017 2017
Trimester 4  Trimester 5  Trimester 6 
Jan. - Apr.
No On-Campus Weekends

No On-Campus Weekends
Sept. - Dec.
On-Campus Weekend:
Sept. 22-24

Third Year Schedule

2018  2018 2018
Trimester 7  Trimester 8  Trimester 9  
Jan. - Apr.
No On-Campus Weekends
Apr. - Aug.
On-Campus Weekend:
May 18-20

Sept. Dec.
On Campus Dates
Dependent of Course Selection

Fourth Year Schedule

2019 2019 2019
Trimester 10  Trimester 11  Trimester 12  
Jan. - Apr.
On-Campus Weekends Dependent on Course Selection
Apr. - Aug.
On-Campus Weekend:
June 28-30

Sept.- Dec.
No On Campus Weekends
 

     

Fifth Year Schedule

   

2020

   

Trimester 13

   

Jan. Apr.
On Campus Weekend: Apr. 3-5, 2020