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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available in the Academic Catalog.

Curriculum

Students complete the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health by completing core program credits and choosing one of three areas of concentration: Human Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition Education, or Herbal Medicine. 

Core Credits

Code Title Credits
ISCI 522 Foundations in Organic Chemistry 3.0
ISCI 547A Physiology I: Healthy Function 3.0
ISCI 626 Nutritional Biochemistry 3.0
ISCI 631 Intro to Complementary and Integrative Health 1.5
ISCI 632B Foundations of Health and Wellness II 1.5
ISCI 647B Physiology II: Movement Away from Health 3.0
ISCI 701 Introduction to Statistics, Research Design & Information Literacy in Integrative Medicine Assessment 3.0
NUTR 601 Redefining Nutrition  1.0
NUTR 612 Human Nutrition II: Micronutrients  3.0 
NUTR 614 Human Nutrition I: Macronutrients  2.0 
NUTR 641 Life Cycle Nutrition 3.0 
NUTR 6EX1 Nutrition MSNIH Comprehensive Exam 0.0
MUIH 550 Academic Research and Scholarship 0.0
Cooking Labs Required 
NUTR 681 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab I 0.5
NUTR 682 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab II 0.5
Cooking Labs Additional (Choose 2 additional cooking labs from the following) 
NUTR 683 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab III 0.5
NUTR 684 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab IV 0.5
NUTR 686 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VI 0.5
NUTR 687 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VII 0.5
NUTR 688 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VIII  
 Total Core Credits 29.0

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration

16 Required Credits + 5 Elective Credits

Code Title Credits
NUTR 622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment 3.0
NUTR 635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I 2.0
NUTR 636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II 2.0
NUTR 651A Clinical Skills I 2.0
NUTR 651B Clinical Skills II 2.0
NUTR 672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment 2.0
Choose 3.0 credits from the following sets:
NUTR 654C
AND
NUTR 654D

OR

NUTR 656C
AND
NUTR 656D
Clinic

Clinic



Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care

Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care
1.5

1.5



1.5

1.5
Electives
Choose 5.0 credits from the following
APP 600A School of Philosophy and Healing in Actions (SOPHIA) Intensive 3.5
HRB 600 Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine 3.0
HRB 604 Frequently Used Herbs 3.0
HRB 618 Herbs for Home Use: Living in Harmony with the Seasons 3.0
HRB 622 Herbal Pharmacy: Evaluating and Manufacturing Quality Herbal Prod. 3.0
HRB 633 Medicinal Plants and Cultures 2.0
IHED 617 Health Education Leadership, Resource Development, and Management 2.0
IHED 619 Transformative Communication Strategies 2.0
IHED 620 Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Education 2.0
IHED 622 Assessing Needs and Planning Health Education Programs 2.0
IHED 625 Research Methods in Health Education: Quantitative and Qualitative 3.0
IHED 626 Health Education Needs Assessment and Program Planning 3.0
IHM 665 Practice Management for Nutrition Professionals 1.0
IHM 620 Marketing for Health and Wellness Professionals 1.0
ISCI 520  Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Health: An Introduction 3.0
ISCI 615 Mind Body Science 3.0
ISCI 630A Health Promotion: Integrative Health and Wellness Practices I 3.0
NUTR 603A Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 0.5
NUTR 603B Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 1.0
NUTR 603C Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 2.0
NUTR 637 Nutrition and Digestive Health 1.0
NUTR 643 Public Health Nutrition 2.0
NUTR 662 Energetics of Food 2.0
NUTR 663 Sports Nutrition 1.0
NUTR 664 Food Systems and Policy 2.0
NUTR 665 The Dynamics of Food and Healing 1.0
NUTR 668 Culinary Herbs in the Kitchen and Beyond 1.0
NUTR 671 Food and Culture 1.0
NUTR 673 Global Nutrition 2.0
NUTR 675 Chinese Nutrition Therapy 2.0
NUTR 699A Independent Study 0.5
NUTR 699B Independent Study 1.0
NUTR 699C Independent Study 2.0
NUTR 699D Independent Study 3.0
NUTR 722 Advanced Laboratory Assessment 2.0
NUTR 799A NUTR Internship 3.0
NUTR 799B NUTR Internship 0.0
Total Program Credits with Human Clinical Nutrition Concentration 50.0

Community Nutrition Education Area of Concentration

19 Required Credits + 2 Elective Credits

Code Title Credits
IHED 620 Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Education 2.0
IHED 623 Health Education Program Evaluation 2.0
IHED 625 Research Methods in Health Education: Quantitative and Qualitative 3.0
IHED 626 Health Education Needs Assessment and Program Planning 3.0
NUTR 643 Public Health Nutrition 2.0
NUTR 664 Food Systems and Policy 2.0
NUTR 672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment 2.0
Choose 3.0  credits from the following sets:
NUTR 691C
AND
NUTR 691D

OR

NUTR 692C
AND
NUTR 692D
Practicum

Practicum



Thesis

Thesis
1.5

1.5



1.5

1.5
Electives
Choose 2.0 credits from the following 
IHED 617 Health Education Leadership, Resource Development and Management 2.0
IHED 619 Transformative Communication Strategies  2.0
NUTR 603A Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 0.5
NUTR 603B Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 1.0
NUTR 603C Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 2.0
NUTR 622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment* 3.0
NUTR 634 Diabetes Education: An Integrative Approach 1.0
NUTR 635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I 2.0
NUTR 636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II 2.0
NUTR 651A Clinical Skills I+ 2.0
NUTR 651B Clinical Skills II+ 2.0
NUTR 671 Food and Culture 1.0
NUTR 673 Global Nutrition 2.0
NUTR 799A NUTR Internship 3.0
NUTR 799B NUTR Internship 0.0
 Total Program Credits with Community Nutrition Education Concentration 50.0

* This course is a requirement for CBNS certification. 

This course is recommended for CBNS certification.

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration

29 Required Credits

Code Title Credits
HRB 600 Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine 3.0
HRB 605  Materia Medica 3.0
HRB 620A Herbal Therapeutics I 3.0
HRB 622 Herbal Pharmacy: Evaluating & Manufacturing Quality Herbal Products 3.0
NUTR 622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment 3.0
NUTR 635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I 2.0 
NUTR 636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II 2.0 
NUTR 651A Clinical Skills I 2.0 
NUTR 651B Clinical Skills II 2.0
Choose 3.0 of the following credits:
HRB 620B Herbal Therapeutics Clinic 3.0
HRB 654B Herbal Pharmacology and Phytochemistry 3.0
Choose 3.0 credits from the following sets:

NUTR 655C
AND
NUTR 655D

OR

NUTR 656C
AND
NUTR 656D

 

 

Nutrition/Herbal Therapeutics Clinic

Nutrition/Herbal Therapeutics Clinic



Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care

Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care

 

1.5

1.5



1.5

1.5

 

OPTIONAL ELECTIVES

NUTR 799A

NUTR 799B

 

NUTR Internship

NUTR Internshp

 

3.0

0.0

 Total Program Credits with Herbal Medicine Concentration 58.0

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Complete MUIH 550: Academic Research and Scholarship, a non-credit online training course on information literacy by the end of the first trimester.
  • Complete the Serv-SafeTM Food Safety Manager Course from the National Restaurant Association. Certification must be obtained prior to graduation or before enrolling in NUTR686 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VI or NUTR691c Practicum. Students are encouraged to obtain the certification sooner because the knowledge is helpful in all cooking labs. The course is offered by MUIH as NUTR 001 for $200.
  • In order to gain a perspective as a client in the client-practitioner relationship, on campus and online students are required to become a client of an integrative nutritionist in their area or through the on campus clinic, the Natural Care Center, for at least three nutrition consultations.
  • Earn a passing grade on a comprehensive exam (NUTR 6EXI) at the end of the academic program.