Welcome IIN Graduates and Students!

Institute for Integrative Nutrition

The natural synergy between Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), both dedicated to advancing health and wellness, has matured into a highly collaborative and beneficial partnership. We are pleased that our two organizations can offer IIN graduates and students a formal academic articulation agreement and pathway to a graduate education. IIN graduates and students are invited to learn more about MUIH’s foundational principles, values, and history.

What this Articulation Agreement Means for You

MUIH, as a regionally accredited university, has reviewed all aspects of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program curriculum and assessment processes and determined that IIN graduates have met the learning outcomes consistent with courses in some of MUIH’s master’s degrees and as such as eligible to earn advanced standing. IIN provides its students with the necessary knowledge and resources to begin their career as a health coach. IIN graduates who further their education with a master’s degree from MUIH add credibility to their work, apply critical thinking and evidence-informed practices, 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. Graduates will also have access to career services and a second alumni network of like-minded individuals during and after degree completion at MUIH.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health

MUIH’s Master of Science (M.S.) 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. This 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 enhance the scope of their knowledge and skills by selecting an area of concentration in Human Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition Education, or Herbal Medicine.

To be eligible for advanced standing in the M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health candidates must:

  • Indicate graduation from the IIN Health Coach Training Program on their application for admission to MUIH, and
  • Have completed IIN’s Health Coach Training Program and have this certificate conferred by IIN prior to starting their first course in the M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program at MUIH.

 

The number of credits of advanced standing available to IIN graduates varies based on their selected area of concentration:

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care (1.5 cr)

Electives (5 cr)

Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing = 6.5 cr

Community Nutrition Education Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care (1.5 cr)

Electives (1.0 cr)

Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing = 2.5 cr

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration

IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care (1.5 cr)

Total Credits Applied to Your Advanced Standing = 1.5 cr

 

To learn more about the M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program, including program start dates and admissions requirements visit the program website and contact the Office of Admissions.

Additional Graduate Programs

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. To learn more about these programs contact the Office of Admissions.

Application Process

To learn more about the application process and financial aid, and to apply for admission to MUIH visit the Admissions webpage.

Professional and Continuing Education

IIN students and graduates are also eligible to register for MUIH’s non-credit courses and programs offered by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education.

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 particular states. Individuals interested in applying for admission to graduate programs at MUIH should review the information at https://muih.edu/out-state-authorization-online-education.