Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health

Overview


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Credits Per Trimester
5-8 (Based on plan of study selected)
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TOTAL CREDITS
48 - 58 (Based on concentration)
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Duration
6 - 11 trimesters (Based on concentration)
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Trimester of Entry
Fall, Spring, Summer
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FORMAT
Online, Hybrid

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE: This program is now enrolling for the Spring 2023 trimester. The program can be completed in the online or hybrid format. The online format can be completed by taking only online classes, and there are no requirements to come to campus. The hybrid format can be completed by taking a combination of online and on campus courses; students may choose to take some courses on campus, but they are not required to do so (because students can complete all program requirements online). MUIH’s Health and Safety Plan describes the University’s protocols for ensuring safety on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccination for the COVID-19 virus is not required to enter or use MUIH’s facilities.

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health integrates contemporary nutrition science perspectives with traditional dietary wisdom to address the complex role of nutrition in human health. While building foundational skills in the sciences and introductory nutrition, students enhance the scope of their knowledge and skills by selecting an area of concentration in Human Clinical Nutrition (48 credits) or Herbal Medicine (58 credits). The program is one of the few integrative master’s degree programs in nutrition in the country. Depending on Area of Concentration, the degree can be finished in 2-4 years. The program is delivered in online and hybrid formats.

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Audience


The degree is designed for individuals who are entering the profession as a first or second career, with or without experience working in the healthcare industry. Students graduate as creative practitioners and educators who are capable of working collaboratively to support individuals and groups with personalized evidence-based interventions and educational programs.

Program Description


The Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health integrates biochemical assessments, basic science, and applied nutrition coursework, and employs case studies and client interviews to teach intervention strategies for a wide range of health challenges. The curriculum addresses the cognitive and physiological factors influencing the complex role of food and nutrition in human health.

Experiences unique to the MUIH Master’s degree include the cooking labs and hands-on practice in nutritional assessment and counseling. Through a series of whole foods cooking labs, students apply nutrition theory, acquire cooking skills and learn the restorative nature of whole foods. The degree culminates in a two-trimester experience in which students interview, assess, and treat real and mock clients.

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration (48 credits)

The Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration prepares graduates to be clinical nutritionists that apply the scientific and psycho-social aspects of integrative nutrition and provide individualized and personalized nutritional assessments and counseling for others. It is designed for individuals who wish to work in a clinical setting and pursue the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) offered through the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Clinical experience is gained through either the on-campus Natural Care Center or the online Strategies in Nutrition Care course; both experiences contribute to the number of CNS hours earned through coursework. Graduates of the program are qualified to see clients one-on-one in an internship setting after graduation and for community education sites in an internship setting after graduation.

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration (58 credits)

The Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration prepares graduates to be clinical nutritionists that apply the scientific and psycho-social aspects of integrative nutrition and herbal medicine to provide individualized and personalized nutritional assessments and counseling for others. It is designed for individuals who wish to work in a clinical setting and pursue Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) offered through the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Graduates of the program are considered to be clinical nutritionists who incorporate herbal medicine in their practice, but they are not considered to be herbalists. Clinical experience is gained through either the on-campus Natural Care Center or the online Strategies in Nutrition Care course; both experiences contribute to the number of CNS hours earned through coursework. Graduates of the program are qualified to see clients one-on-one in an internship setting after graduation and for community education sites in an internship setting after graduation.

Admission Requirements


Trimester of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Priority Deadline: Application Deadline by Trimester
General Requirements:
Program Specific Requirements: Complete Essay Questions in application:

  • Why have you chosen to apply to this program at MUIH?
  • How does this program relate to your future personal and professional goals?

Curriculum


Students complete the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health by completing core program credits and choosing one of two areas of concentration: Human Clinical Nutrition (48 credits total) or Herbal Medicine (58 credits total).

Students who have previously completed the following types of courses may be eligible to transfer those credits to MUIH and thereby reduce their costs and time to degree completion at MUIH: 

  • Organic Chemistry – undergraduate or graduate courses
  • Physiology – undergraduate or graduate courses
  • Biochemistry – graduate courses
  • Nutrition – graduate courses
  • Research literacy – graduate courses

Core Credits

Both areas of concentration of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health include 29 credits of required core courses

  • IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care (1.5 cr)
  • ISCI522 Foundations in Organic Chemistry (3 cr)
  • ISCI547A Physiology I: Healthy Function (3 cr)
  • ISCI626 Nutritional Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • ISCI631 Intro to Complementary and Integrative Health (1.5 cr)
  • ISCI647B Physiology II: Movement Away from Health (3 cr)
  • NUTR601 Redefining Nutrition (1 cr)
  • NUTR612 Human Nutrition II: Micronutrients (3 cr)
  • NUTR614 Human Nutrition I: Macronutrients (2 cr)
  • NUTR641 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 cr)
  • NUTR6EX1 Nutrition MSNIH Comprehensive Exam (0 cr)
  • RSCH601 Research Literacy in Integrative Health (3 cr)
  • MUIH550 Academic Research and Scholarship (0 cr)

Required Cooking Labs:

  • NUTR681 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab I (0.5 cr)
  • NUTR682 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab II (0.5 cr)

Choose 2 additional cooking labs from the following for a total of 1.0 credit:

  • NUTR683 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab III (0.5 cr)
  • NUTR684 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab IV (0.5 cr)
  • NUTR686 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VI (0.5 cr)
  • NUTR687 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VII (0.5 cr)
  • NUTR688 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab VIII

 

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration

The herbal medicine area of concentration includes 29 required credits.

Required Courses

  • HRB600 Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine (3 cr)
  • HRB605 Materia Medica I (3 cr)
  • HRB622 Herbal Pharmacy (3 cr)
  • HRB624 Applied Herbalism in Clinical Practice (3 cr)
  • HRB641 Safety of Botanical Medicine (3 cr)
  • NUTR622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment (3 cr)
  • NUTR635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR651A Clinical Skills I (2 cr)
  • NUTR651B Clinical Skills II (2 cr)

Required Course Sets

Choose one of the following course sets for a total of 3 credits:

  • NUTR 654C Clinic I(1.5 cr) and NUTR 654D Clinic II (1.5 cr)
  • NUTR656C Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr) AND NUTR656D Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr)

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration

The human clinical nutrition area of concentration includes 16 required credits and 3 elective credits.

Required Courses

  • NUTR622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment (3 cr)
  • NUTR635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR651A Clinical Skills I (2 cr)
  • NUTR651B Clinical Skills II (2 cr)
  • NUTR672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment (2 cr)

Required Course Sets

Choose one of the following course sets for a total of 3 credits:

  • NUTR654C Clinic (1.5 cr) AND NUTR654D Clinic (1.5 cr)
  • NUTR656C Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr) AND NUTR656D Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr)

Elective Courses

Choose a total of three credits from the following elective courses. Elective offerings vary by trimester; check the Schedule of Courses for availability.

  • HRB600 Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine (3 cr)
  • HRB605 Materia Medica I (3 cr)
  • IHED610 Fundamentals of Health Education and Health Behavior (3 cr)
  • IHED615 Health Promotion Administration, Management and Resource Development (3 cr)
  • IHED621 Communication Strategies in Health Education (3 cr)
  • IHM665 Practice Management for Nutrition Professionals (1 cr)
  • NUTR625 Introduction to Nutritional Genomic Counseling (1 cr)
  • NUTR634 Diabetes Education: An Integrative Approach (1 cr)
  • NUTR637 Nutrition and Digestive Health (1 cr)
  • NUTR643 Public Health Nutrition (1 cr)
  • NUTR663 Sports Nutrition (1 cr)
  • NUTR664 Food Systems and Policy (2 cr)
  • NUTR668 Culinary Herbs in the Kitchen and Beyond (1 cr)
  • NUTR671 Food and Culture (1 cr)
  • NUTR722 Advanced Laboratory Assessment (2 cr)

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.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available in the Academic Catalog.

Learning Outcomes


Students who complete the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health will be able to:

  • Apply biochemical, clinical (laboratory testing, anthropometric measurements, and physical exams), and nutritional knowledge to guide nutrition interventions and monitoring.
  • Analyze the macro- and micronutrient content, nutrient density, and additional food components of a client’s diet.
  • Design culturally sensitive food plans that support changing nutritional needs during the various lifecycle stages and promote disease prevention and management.
  • Formulate comprehensive clinical intervention plans that incorporate whole foods, supplements, lifestyle changes, and other integrative health approaches.
  • Apply the nutrition care process to assess status, develop nutrition diagnoses and interventions, evaluate, and monitor the client’s progress using a functional nutrition approach.
  • Develop personal mindful eating practices and guide groups or clients in mindfulness practices.

In addition to the educational outcomes for all master’s program graduates, each area of concentration aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

Herbal Medicine

  • Prepare graduates to take leadership roles as nutrition professionals with knowledge of the role of both foods and herbs in promoting human health.
  • Prepare students to work as nutritionists with an herbal background through comprehensive study of herbal pharmacology, herbal pharmacy (herbal preparation), and principles of herbal therapeutics.
  • Provide supervised clinical or research experience in clinical nutrition and herbalism.

Human Clinical Nutrition

  • Prepare graduates to take leadership roles in the field of clinical nutrition.
  • Provide experiential training in a clinical setting.
  • Enable students to effectively position their services and offerings to clients, clinics, and other practitioners in order to earn a livelihood as a nutrition professional.

"I want to learn as much as I can about health and nutrition. I really want to be able to help people discover the power they have in them to live life as the best version of themselves-spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally."
Valerie Johnson, Student

Program Format & Schedule


Program Format

Both areas of concentration of the program are offered in the online and hybrid formats. Click here to view MUIH’s definition of online, hybrid, and on-campus course and program formats.

  • Online Format
    All coursework is completed online in this format. Although no residency is required, online students are welcome to take on-campus courses, subject to availability.
  • Hybrid Format
    Coursework is completed through a combination of online and on campus courses in this format. Students may choose the format of each course on a case-by-case basis, subject to availability. On campus courses are offered on weekends and class times are generally 5 – 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; these times may vary during the clinic and practicum phase.

 

Program Schedule

For trimester start and end dates, see the Academic Calendar.

Herbal Medicine Area of Concentration Schedule

The 8-trimester schedule is shown below. An 11-trimester schedule is also available.

Year 1

Trimester 1

  • IHED637 Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care (1.5 cr)
  • ISCI547A Physiology I: Healthy Function (3 cr)
  • ISCI631 Introduction to Complementary and Integrative Health (1.5 cr)
  • NUTR601 Redefining Nutrition (1 cr)
  • NUTR681 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab I (0.5 cr)
  • MUIH550 Academic Research & Scholarship (0 cr)

Trimester 2

  • ISCI522Foundations in Organic Chemistry (3 cr)
  • ISCI647B Physiology II: Movement Away from Health (3 cr)
  • NUTR682 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab II (0.5 cr)

Trimester 3

  • HRB600 Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine (3 cr)
  • ISCI626 Nutritional Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • NUTR614 Human Nutrition I: Macronutrients (2 cr)
  • Additional Cooking Lab (0.5 cr)
Year 2

Trimester 4

  • HRB605 Materia Medica I (3 cr)
  • NUTR612 Human Nutrition II: Micronutrients (3 cr)
  • RSCH601 Research Literacy in Integrative Health (3 cr)

Trimester 5

  • HRB624 Applied Herbalism in Clinical Practice (3 cr)
  • NUTR635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR651A Clinical Skills I (2 cr)

Trimester 6

  • HRB641 Safety of Botanical Medicine (3 cr)
  • NUTR636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR651B Clinical Skills II (2 cr)
Year 3

Trimester 7

  • HRB622 Herbal Pharmacy (3 cr)
  • NUTR641 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 cr)
  • NUTR655C Nutrition/Herbal Therapeutics Clinic (1.5 cr) OR NUTR656C Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr)
  • Additional Cooking Lab (0.5 cr)

Trimester 8

  • NUTR622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment (3 cr)
  • NUTR655D Nutrition/Herbal Therapeutics Clinic (1.5 cr) OR NUTR656D Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr)
  • NUTR6EXI Nutrition MSNIH Comprehensive Exam (0 cr)

Human Clinical Nutrition Area of Concentration Schedule

Year 1

Trimester 1

  • ISCI522 Foundations in Organic Chemistry (3 cr)
  • ISCI547A Physiology I: Healthy Function (3 cr)
  • ISCI631 Introduction to Complementary and Integrative Health (1.5 cr)
  • NUTR681 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab I (0.5 cr)
  • MUIH550 Academic Research & Scholarship (0 cr)

Trimester 2

  • IHED637Principles and Practices of Health Behavior and Self-Care (1.5 cr)
  • ISCI626 Nutritional Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • NUTR601 Redefining Nutrition (1 cr)
  • NUTR614 Human Nutrition I: Macronutrients (2 cr)
  • NUTR682 Cooking with Whole Foods Lab II (0.5 cr)

Trimester 3

  • ISCI647B Physiology II: Movement Away from Health (3 cr)
  • RSCH601 Research Literacy in Integrative Health (3 cr)
  • NUTR612 Human Nutrition II: Micronutrients (3 cr)
  • Additional Cooking Lab (0.5 cr)
Year 2

Trimester 4

  • NUTR635 Applied Clinical Nutrition I Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR641 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 cr)
  • NUTR651A Clinical Skills I (2 cr)
  • Additional Cooking Lab (0.5 cr)

Trimester 5

  • NUTR636 Applied Clinical Nutrition II Nutritional Assessment (2 cr)
  • NUTR651B Clinical Skills II (2 cr)
  • NUTR654C Clinic (1.5 cr) OR NUTR656C Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr)
  • Electives (3 cr)

Trimester 6

  • NUTR622 Advanced Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Assessment (3 cr)
  • NUTR672 Mindful Eating and Nourishment (2 cr)
  • NUTR654D Clinic (1.5 cr) AND NUTR656D Clinical Strategies in Nutrition Care (1.5 cr)
  • NUTR6EXI Nutrition MSNIH Comprehensive Exam (0 cr)

Tuition & Fees


Community Nutrition Education Concentration

Fall 2021 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $892 12.5 $11,150
ISCI $916 13.5 $12,366
NUTR $916 20 $18,320
RSCH $916 3 $2,748
Elective $916** 1 $916
Total 50 $45,500

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
8 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current and new students who have confirmed before the late confirmed student registration period begins
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2021 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $892 11 $9,812
ISCI $916 13.5 $12,366
NUTR $916 17 $15,572
RSCH $916 3 $2,748
Total 44.5 $40,498

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current and new students who have confirmed before the late confirmed student registration period begins
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2022 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 12.5 $11,600
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 20 $19,060
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 1 $953
Total 50 $47,337.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
8 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2022 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 11 $10,208
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 17 $16,201
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Total 44.5 $42,133.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Spring 2023 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 12.5 $11,600
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 20 $19,060
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 1 $953
Total 50 $47,337.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
8 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Spring 2023 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 11 $10,208
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 17 $16,201
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Total 44.5 $42,133.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75

Herbal Medicine Concentration

Fall 2021 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost
HRB $892 15 $13,380
IHED $892 1.5 $1,338
ISCI $916 13.5 $12,366
NUTR $916 25 $22,900
RSCH $916 3 $2,748
Total 58 $52,732

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 8 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current and new students who have confirmed before the late confirmed student registration period begins
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2021 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost
HRB $892 15 $13,380
ISCI $916 13.5 $12,366
NUTR $916 24 $21,984
RSCH $916 3 $2,748
Total 55.5 $50,478

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 8 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current and new students who have confirmed before the late confirmed student registration period begins
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2022 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost
HRB $928 15 $13,920
IHED $928 1.5 $1,392
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 25 $23,825
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Total 58 $54,861.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 8 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2022 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost
HRB $928 15 $13,920
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 24 $22,872
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Total 55.5 $52,516.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 8 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Spring 2023 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost
HRB $928 15 $13,920
IHED $928 1.5 $1,392
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 25 $23,825
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Total 58 $54,861.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 8 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Spring 2023 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost
HRB $928 15 $13,920
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 24 $22,872
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Total 55.5 $52,516.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 8 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75

Human Clinical Nutrition Concentration

Fall 2022 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 1.5 $1,392
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 27 $25,731
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 5 $4,765
Total 50 $47,612.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
8 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Fall 2022 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 24 $22,872
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 3 $2,859
Total 43.5 $41,455.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Spring 2023 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 1.5 $1,392
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 27 $25,731
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 5 $4,765
Total 50 $47,612.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
8 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Spring 2023 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 24 $22,872
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 3 $2,859
Total 43.5 $41,455.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Summer 2023 Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
IHED $928 1.5 $1,392
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 27 $25,731
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 5 $4,765
Total 50 $47,612.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
8 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Clinical Practice Toolkit Fee $100
One time fee for Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester)
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75
Summer 2023 (IIN) Intake
Course Code Cost per Credit # of Credits Tuition Cost*
ISCI $953 13.5 $12,865.50
NUTR $953 24 $22,872
RSCH $953 3 $2,859
Elective $953** 3 $2,859
Total 43.5 $41,455.50

*Prices subject to change. Tuition costs are for illustrative purposes only.
**Calculation of elective credit based on Nutrition Course rate.

Timeline

Average Credits per Trimester Typical Completion Time
7 6 Trimesters

Additional Fees

Fees Cost
Application Fee $50
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $150
University Fee (per trimester) $275
All students, including students taking a voluntary break in enrollment. Click here to learn more about the fee.
Late Registration Fee
$75/course
After registration deadline and before start of the schedule adjustment period for current students
$150/course
During the schedule adjustment period for current students
Cooking Lab Fee NUTR 681 – $40/course
NUTR 682 – $40/course
NUTR 683 – $45/course
NUTR 684 – $45/course
NUTR 686 – $30/course
NUTR 687 – $40/course
NUTR 688 – $40/course
Cooking Kit Fee $225
M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health students (1st trimester) and other students taking cooking labs (NUTR 681 – 689)
Herb Kit Fee  Students enrolled in the following herbal medicine courses:
HRB 605 $160
HRB 614 $185
HRB 622 $150
HRB 642 $220
HRB 653 $85
HRB 705 $180
Due to international customs requirements, we do not ship herb kits outside of the United States
Facilities/Food fee:
HRB 636 $175
Credit Card Adjustment Fee 2.75% of amount paid by credit card
Graduation Fee $75

Licensure, Certification, & Credentialing


Licensure

Licensing requirements for nutritionists vary by state. To learn the most up-to-date laws and regulations, please refer to each state’s board of dietetic practice, or go to nutritionadvocacy.org

Certification

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program is tailored to meet the eligibility requirements of several national board certifications. At the present time, MUIH is in compliance with the requirements of each of the professional organizations listed below. However, boards do change their eligibility requirements. Please review licensing laws by state for the most up-to-date information and contact the appropriate board with questions. Board certification for nutrition often requires a supervised practice experience; to facilitate this MUIH offers an optional six-month supervised internship program for our graduates. See more information about the Nutrition Post-Graduate Practice Experience.

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)

    Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) is offered through the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Graduates from the Clinical Nutrition and Herbal Medicine areas of concentration in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health meet the educational requirements to sit for the CNS exam. Students in the Community Nutrition Education area of concentration must take additional courses to meet these academic requirements. The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) also requires that applicants complete 1000 hours of supervised practice experience and pass the BCNS Certifying Exam. The board reviews each applicant individually to determine eligibility. Coursework in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program includes some supervised practice experience; total hours vary depending on the electives the student chooses. MUIH offers the Nutrition Internship Program to complete the remaining supervised clinical practice hours. Interested individuals are encouraged to check for the most recent requirements at  theana.org website.

  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN)

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program are exempt from taking the postgraduate training offered through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board before sitting for the exam. CNCB reviews each applicant individually and reviews all transcripts to determine eligibility. Interested individuals are encouraged to check for the most recent requirements at cncb.org.

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

    With the appropriate choice of courses, graduates from the Community Nutrition Education area of concentration are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Interested individuals are encouraged to check for the most recent requirements with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program are eligible to sit for this certification exam. The requirements for this exam include at least one herbal elective course. Interested individuals are encouraged to check for the most recent requirements at nanp.org/board-certification.

  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

    Graduates from the Community Nutrition Education area of concentration may become members of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB).

This program does not prepare students to sit for the Commission on Dietetics Registration dietetics exam.

Program Accreditation & Approvals


MUIH’s M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE), a programmatic accrediting agency for master’s degree programs in clinical nutrition. For more information, contact: ACNPE, 20 West 20th Street, Suite 204, New York, NY 10011; phone: 646-455-1149.

MUIH is one of only two master’s degree programs in clinical nutrition in the U.S. to hold such accreditation.

The Accreditation Council on Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE) accredits master’s degree clinical programs in nutrition. It enhances the quality of learning by setting standards for knowledge and skills needed to practice advanced nutrition care safely and effectively. ACNPE’s accreditation standards ensure that graduates have met the high level of competency expected of a nutrition professional. ACNPE-accredited programs prepare graduates for a variety of career paths and professional opportunities. Graduates help to further public and professional understanding of the foundational role of nutrition – as an essential component of a collaborative healthcare system that aims to optimize health as well as to prevent and treat illness. Advanced nutrition professionals play a vital role in slowing the epidemic of obesity and chronic disease, positively impacting the high cost of healthcare. The vision of ACNPE is to further public understanding of the foundational role of nutrition in health, and to support the field of professional nutrition care as an essential component of a collaborative healthcare system. The mission of ACNPE is quality assurance; serving the public by accrediting master’s degree clinical programs in advanced nutrition offered by regionally accredited higher education institutions in the U.S. that demonstrate satisfactory compliance with ACNPE’s standards.

Career Opportunities


87% of recent graduates of MUIH’s M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health program were employed or self-employed within one year of graduation. 12% of recent graduates of the program were preparing to fulfill the requirements of the Certified Nutrition Specialist credential offered by the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Graduates of MUIH’s nutrition programs are employed in a variety of settings including private practice; integrative group practices; nutrition clinics; health care systems; hospitals; community, non-profit, and outreach organizations; state and local health departments; school systems; culinary organizations; athletic and recreational organizations; and colleges and universities. Many graduates chose to have a portfolio career in which they have multiple positions and employers within one or more profession, rather than one full-time job. A portfolio career provides such individuals with variety in their work life and the opportunity to develop a wide and varied professional network.

This degree prepares students for careers as professionals, practitioners, consultants, researchers, entrepreneurs, writers and educators in the field of clinical nutrition. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates: “Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The role of food in preventing and treating diseases, such as diabetes, is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health.” View more about career opportunities.

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Program Administration


Department Chair

Liz Lipski, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Development

Eleonora Gafton, D.C.N.
Program Director, Cooking Labs

Elizabeth Owens, M.S.
Director, Experiential Programs

Jennifer Swetz, M.S.
Nutrition Clinic Coordinator

Alexandra Wick
Department Manager

Nissa Lazenby-Wilson, M.S.
Cooking Lab Assistant Manager

Casey Simms, M.A.
Academic Advisor

Laura Steck
Academic Advisor

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