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The Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) program focuses on contemporary perspectives in functional nutrition that take a holistic approach to personalized nutrition and seeks to determine the root causes of the symptoms. The program produces compassionate, skillful, and creative practitioners who work collaboratively to support individuals through personalized plans that move people to health. Students entering the DCN will receive advanced education in clinical nutrition to enhance their clinical skills, contribute to the current literature in the field through their clinical experience, and take leadership roles in this emerging field.

One of only two integrative Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program in the U.S., students will acquire a clinical skill set and knowledge base that prepares them to work with individuals by creating respectful, personalized plans that move people towards health.

Credits Per Trimester
4-6 (based on the trimester)
Total Credits
8-10 trimesters, depending on the start date
Trimester of Entry
Fall, Spring, Summer
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Consider Becoming a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

At Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), our Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) program is one of the only two doctoral programs in the country offering advanced training and education in integrative and functional nutrition. We encourage any registered dietitians, nutritionists, and other clinicians who are interested in advancing their nutrition-related skills and knowledge to apply for a DCN. You’ll be inspired by what this advanced degree can do for your career and the communities you serve.

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MUIH offers a combination of classes you just cannot get anywhere else in a regionally certified program. In addition to therapeutic nutrition, you will learn optimal ways to prepare foods, how mindfulness affects appetite and digestion, the health promoting role of supplementation and much, much more.

– John Alger, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Alum

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