Welcome IIN Graduates and Students!

Institute for Integrative NutritionThe natural synergy between Maryland University of Integrative Health and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, both dedicated to advancing wellness and enhancing health care, has matured into a highly collaborative and beneficial partnership. We are very pleased that our two organizations are able to offer students a formal academic articulation agreement.

Learn more about MUIH here.

Read the MUIH Guiding Principles and Values here.
 

Overview of the Articulation Agreement

MUIH, as an accredited graduate school, has carefully reviewed all aspects of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program curriculum and assessment processes. We have determined that IIN graduates have met the learning outcomes consistent with courses in our some of our master’s degrees in order to earn advanced standing.

What this Articulation Agreement Means for You

IIN provides its students with the necessary knowledge and resources to begin their career as a health coach. Graduates who further their education with a master’s degree from MUIH add credibility to their work, display a hunger for continual learning, and show that they are serious about becoming experts in the field of holistic nutrition. Having a master’s degree gives graduates an advantage over their peers when recruiting clients or applying to health coaching positions. Students will also have access to a second alumni network of like-minded individuals during and after degree completion at MUIH.

As an IIN graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you will eligible to apply for MUIH’s graduate programs and professional and continuing education offerings. These programs can be completed online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format by combining online and on-campus learning. We’ll help you find the program and format that works best for you. IIN graduates who enter the M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program are exempt from some credits of the MUIH coursework.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition Graduates: Guaranteed Admission

If you meet all our admission requirements (detailed below), not only will you enter with advanced standing, you’ll actually be guaranteed admission to one of these master’s degrees. We’ll do our best to admit you for the program and the start date that is your first choice. Please know that demand for some of our programs exceeds available space, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Master’s Degrees That Honor Your Advanced Standing

MUIH’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health offers IIN graduates the opportunity to continue their study of holistic nutrition with a strong foundation in contemporary science and evidence-based applied nutrition. Our program considers the physiological, psychological, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of food and healing, and includes whole foods cooking classes, work with nutritional supplements, and mindful eating. 

Students enrolled in the M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program enhance the scope of their knowledge and skills by selecting an area of concentration in Human Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition Education, or Herbal Medicine. The number of credits of advanced standing available to IIN graduates varies based on their selected area of concentration. The number of credits of advanced standing also varies based on when students enter the program, in accordance with the program’s accreditation requirements. Candidates for these exemptions must indicate graduation from the IIN program on their application for admission to MUIH.

Students Entering MUIH in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care  1.5 credits
NUTR601 Redefining Nutrition 1.0 credits
NUTR672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment    2.0 credits
Electives  2.0 credits
Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing  6.5 credits

Community Nutrition Education Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
NUTR601 Redefining Nutrition 1.0 credits
NUTR672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment 2.0 credits
Electives 1.0 credits
Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing 5.5 credit

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
NUTR601 Redefining Nutrition 1.0 credits
Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing 2.5 credits

Students Entering MUIH in Fall 2020 and Later

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
Electives 5.0 credits
Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing

6.5 credits

Community Nutrition Education Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
Electives 1.0 credits
Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing  2.5 credits

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care 1.5 credits
Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing 1.5 credits

MUIH students who enrolled prior to January 2014 and who have successfully completed the IIN Health Coach Training Program may be eligible for advanced standing only for the courses listed below for which they are not currently registered for, have enrolled in, or have already completed.

MUIH offers academic programs in additional areas of study, however they are not included in the articulation agreement and are not eligible for advanced standing at this time.

MUIH Admission Requirements

If you meet all our admission requirements (detailed below), not only will you enter with advanced standing, you’ll actually be guaranteed admission to the M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program. We’ll do our best to admit you for the program area of concentration and the start date that is your first choice. Please know that demand for some of our programs exceeds available space, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Because MUIH is a graduate university, to be eligible for consideration you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Submit official transcripts for all degrees completed
  • Include a copy of your IIN certificate from the Health Coach Training Program
  • Submit application fees

Note: No standardized test scores are required for admission. MUIH retains the right to refuse admission based on criminal background.

State Restrictions: Due to federal, state, and higher education agency regulations, Maryland University of Integrative Health is restricted in the programs into which it can enroll individuals who reside in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, New York, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Individuals residing in these states are encouraged to review the information at https://muih.edu/out-state-authorization-online-education and to contact MUIH’s Office of Admissions at 410-888-9048 extension 6647 or  to discuss and understand their enrollment options. State restrictions do not apply to non-credit Professional and Continuing Education courses and other non-credit online events.

Financial Aid

All of our academic programs are eligible for federal financial aid and we can help you navigate this process.

Ready to Get Started?

Find the application for admission for the program you’re interested in here, and be sure to indicate that you’re an IIN grad.

We regularly offer Web Info Sessions for all of our academic programs. Visit Upcoming Events for dates and times and to register.

Visit our webpage for prospective students here.

Email the Office of Graduate Admissions.

About Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Joshua Rosenthal founded the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 1992. The company has grown globally online with over 100,000 students in more than 100 countries and is the largest nutrition school in the world.  The program teaches students more than 100 dietary theories with a strong focus on bio individuality, and also teaches students the business skills necessary to start their own coaching business.

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