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 two areas of concentration – 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).
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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Culinary Health and Healing

MUIH’s program is one of only two graduate programs in the U.S. to focus on the emerging field of culinary health/medicine. It blends the nutrition and culinary fields, prepares students with the scientifically based principles and practices of whole foods selection and preparation as a foundation for health and wellness, celebrates global cuisine and explores multicultural and culturally specific meal plans, and explores the role of culinary educator in promoting healthy diets and partnering with clients and healthcare practitioners.

Nutrition Practice Experience 

The Nutrition Practice Experience is designed to prepare post-graduates to pursue the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists’ (BCNS) advanced certification for personalized nutrition practitioners: Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). It provides up to 1000 hours of CNS-Approved Supervision for practice experience in the field of nutrition.

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