Nutrition

Overview


Nutrition is one of the most influential determinants of health and wellness, as well as the prevention and treatment of disease. MUIH’s programs are grounded in a holistic philosophy that integrates the physiological, socio-cultural, and evidence-informed roles of food in our lives. Graduates support the faster than the average job growth rate projected for nutrition professionals in the U.S.

Graduate Academic Programs


Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

MUIH offers the only integrative Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program in the U.S. This program integrates a systems biology and research approach with contemporary perspectives in functional nutrition and a functional medicine approach. It develops compassionate, skillful, and creative practitioners capable of working collaboratively to support individuals and groups with personalized plans that promote health. Graduates are prepared to work as part of multidisciplinary teams in a variety of health and wellness and conventional medical settings. The program uses a cohort model to maximize peer to peer support, engagement, and professional networking.

Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health 

MUIH’s program is one of only two master’s degree programs in clinical nutrition in the U.S. to hold accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE). This program integrates traditional systems and nature-based knowledge of food and health with contemporary biochemical and physiological perspectives of the complex role of nutrition in human health, to provide personalized evidence-based interventions and educational programs. Students gain practical skills and apply theory through participation in whole foods cooking labs, practice coaching sessions, case studies, and biochemical assessments. Students can select one of three areas of concentration – community nutrition education, herbal medicine, or human clinical nutrition. Graduates may be eligible to seek multiple professional credentials: Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS), Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) from the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB), and Certified in Holistic Nutrition by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutrition & Integrative Health

MUIH offers the only Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health in the U.S. This program provides evidence-based nutrition training specifically for health professionals and those with advanced science training. It integrates a biochemical and molecular understanding of nutrition into a broader context of whole food healing and whole person health and wellness care. Graduates may be eligible to seek the professional Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS).

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice

MUIH offers one the few graduate certificates in the U.S. in this emerging and rapidly growing field, and offers the only program focused on the intersection of clinical nutrition and genomic analysis. Based on the latest and evolving knowledge in the field of nutritional genomics, this program prepares clinicians with the knowledge and skills needed to address the relationship between nutrition and gene expression in the context of health and wellness and overall clinical care. The program equips health care professionals with the skills and knowledge to expand the currency and relevance of their clinical practice through the evaluation of an individual’s genetic and genomic profile and to inform health and recommendations regarding lifestyle and diet.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sports Performance & Integrative Nutrition 

MUIH’s program is the only one to combine a holistic view of the impact of nutrition, an integration of physical and mental performance in sports, and an emphasis on whole foods cooking. Graduates are prepared with the knowledges and skills needed to blend foundational knowledge in holistic nutrition with a broader perspective on the role of nutrition in sports and athletic performance, including diets that maximize nutrients to support both physical and mental athletic performance.

An MUIH education is not just for living, but for life.