Curriculum – Master of Science in Natural Health Sciences

 

Concentration in Clinical Nutrition or Integrated Medicine

The concentrations in Integrated Medicine and Clinical Nutrition are specialized programs developed for the student seeking an advanced comprehensive nutrition and/or Integrated Medicine education based in the philosophy of natural and integrated medicine. Graduates in the Masters of Science program will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field. Students gain a scientific foundation for understanding the vast world of natural and integrated medicine. They learn to evaluate new studies and research and determine scientific validity, applicability and protocols. They have the skills to translate nutrition and integrated medical science into meaningful, accessible information in diverse fields. Students will also develop vast knowledge and tools for communicating complex information in simple ways that transform peoples’ lives. Students develop advanced skills in creating innovative nutrition and wellness programs, motivating behavior change and other tools for bringing their knowledge to people who need it.

The Clinical Nutrition degree program spans the latest and time-proven scientific knowledge and aspects of nutrition, the design and impact of nutrition programs, and applied analytical methods used to solve nutrition and lifestyle related problems and challenges. Graduates emerge with an understanding of nutrition policy and science, the skills needed to analyze and communicate nutrition-based research, and the ability to apply their learning to solve nutrition and lifestyle-related challenges. This program is ideal for professionals seeking career advancement or continuing education, those working in community-based or international nutrition programs, persons relatively new to the field of nutrition, and for individuals looking to further their understanding of nutrition and wellness so they can have a positive impact on their communities.

The Clinical Nutrition and Integrated Medicine programs approach overall nutrition and natural medicine through the physical, mental and emotional, taking all variables into account. By learning evaluative, therapeutic and preventive non-invasive modalities, the student will learn well-rounded holistic and integrated nutrition. It is of primary importance that the nutritionist is able to determine through scientific laboratory and personal assessment modalities the etiology or true source of the imbalance, as well as the multi-causal factors, and the priority and proper application of treatment. This advanced program is designed for those who have completed the basic nutrition courses and/or practitioners who want to take nutrition and integrated medicine to a further level of understanding, comprehension and application.
Required: 36-45 credits (minimum)

The following is the recommended curriculum in Clinical Nutrition and Integrated Medicine only as each program is independently designed with the student and the Dean. Incoming credit may apply and courses waived as a result. No more than 20% of graduate semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward a Master’s degree and may be derived from a combination of any or both of the following:

(A) Units earned at institutions approved by the Bureau, public or private institutions of higher learning accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or any institution of higher learning, including foreign institutions, if the institution offering the undergraduate program documents that the institution of higher learning at which the units were earned offers degree programs equivalent to degree programs approved by the Bureau or accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;

(B) Challenge examinations and standardized tests such as the College Level Placement Tests (CLEP) for specific academic disciplines.

M.S. Clinical Nutrition Core Curriculum:

Option #1: 45 credit hours of curriculum
Option #2: 30 credit hours of curriculum and a 15 credit hour (15000 word) theses

Module I – Advanced Nutrition Assessment and Evaluation
SCI 418 Holistic Blood Chemistry & Urine Lab Analysis
NUT 448 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
NUT 460 Holistic Nutritional Counseling
IR 400 Iridology I (Diploma)
SCI 455 Basic Sciences (If Required)

Module II – Nutrition Modalities
NUT 401 Advanced Nutrition
NM 402 Naturopathic Practice I
NUT 412 Cellular Nutrition/Oligo & Trace Elements
NM 507 Functional Medicine

Module III – Nutrition Modalities
NM 504 Integrative Medical Lab Analysis
HM 501 Homeopathy II
NM 450 Research/Case Studies or Theses

(Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Dean)

M.S. Integrated Medicine Core Curriculum:

Option #1: 45 credit hours of curriculum
Option #2: 30 credit hours of curriculum and a 15 credit hour (15000 word) theses

Module I – Basic Sciences and Integrated Medicine Modalities
Basic Sciences (If not already completed)
SCI 455 Basic Sciences (If Required)
NUT 304 Clinical Nutrition
NM 501 Botanical Medicine II
HM 305 Homeopathy I

Module II – Integrated Medicine Modalities
NUT 401 Advanced Nutrition
NM 402 Naturopathic Practice I
HM 501 Homeopathy II

Module III – Advanced Nutrition, Assessment and Evaluation
SCI 418 Holistic Blood Chemistry & Urine Lab Analysis
NM 504 Integrative Medical Lab Analysis
NM 507 Functional Medicine
NM 450 Theses (Optional)

(Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Dean)