Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine

This program of study is offered entirely through distance education and prepares individuals to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings. Includes instruction in personal health, community health and welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness and exercise, and health behaviors (Classification of Instructional Programs et. al. National Center for Education Statistics, 2019.)

The program consists of 24 core credits and 12 elective credits. The 12 elective credits could be selected through student preference or based on one of the two concentrations of Nutrition or Lifestyle Medicine.

Certified Health Coach

Graduates may apply for exam candidacy eligibility from the American Council on Exercise

The Health Coach Certification is accredited by
the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

Certified clincal nutritionist

Graduates may test for the Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) Exam
through the Clinical Nutritionist Certification Board

Natural Nutrition- Clinical Practitioner

Graduates may apply for and use the NNCP designation.
Candidates may also apply for the Registered Nutritional Therapist title
open to members who have been practicing for 3 or more years.

Diplomate American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN)

Graduates of the Nutrition concentration who hold a doctoral degree are eligible to sit for the exam to earn this prestigious title. The DACBN is one of the three clinical nutrition credentials recognized by NCCA to practice clinical nutrition.

Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN)

Graduates of the Nutrition concentration are eligible to submit for candidacy for the DCBCN credential through the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition.

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Credits: 36
Duration: 2 Years (4 semesters)
Tuition:$515 per credit

Curriculum

Core Courses (24 credits required)

NUT500Integrative & Functional Nutrition I3 Credits
NUT501Integrative & Functional Nutrition II 3 Credits
LM500Lifestyle Medicine 3 Credits
SCI601Natural Medicine 3 Credits
SCI604Herbal Medicine 3 Credits
NUT503Diet, Genes & Nutrition 3 Credits
NUT512Nutrition for Mental Health 3 Credits
LM507Lifestyle Medicine Research Studies 2 Credits
NUT590Medical and Professional Ethics 1 Credit

Nutrition Concentration (12 Credits required)

NUT514Eating Disorders 3 Credits
NUT502Nutrition Assessment 3 Credits
GASTP501Gastronomy Science 3 Credits
NUT510Nutritional Psychology 3 Credits

Lifestyle Medicine Concentration (12 Credits required)

LM501Physical Activity & Weight Management 2 Credits
LM502Health & Wellness Coaching 2 Credits
LM503Sleep Health & Wellness 2 Credits
LM504Mindfulness & Emotional Wellness 2 Credits
LM505Smoking & Tobacco Cessation Therapy 2 Credits
LM506Alcohol & Addiction Therapy 2 Credits

Sample Plan of Study – Lifestyle Medicine Concentration

Semester 1
Integrative and Functional Nutrition I3 Cr.
Nutrition for Mental Health3 Cr.
Medical & Professional Ethics1 Cr.
Lifestyle Medicine3 Cr.
10 Cr.

Semester 2
Integrative and Functional Nutrition II3 Cr.
Natural Medicine3 Cr.
Diet, Genes, & Nutrition3 Cr.
9 Cr.

Semester 3
Herbal Medicine3 Cr.
Physical Activity & Weight Management2 Cr.
Sleep Health & Wellness2 Cr.
Mindfulness & Emotional Wellness2 Cr.
9 Cr.
Semester 4
Health & Wellness Coaching2 Cr.
Smoking & Tobacco Cessation Therapy2 Cr.
Alcohol & Addiction Therapy2 Cr.
Lifestyle Medicine Research Studies2 Cr.
8 Cr.

Sample Plan of Study – Nutrition Concentration

Semester 1
Integrative and Functional Nutrition I3 Cr.
Nutrition for Mental Health3 Cr.
Medical & Professional Ethics1 Cr.
Lifestyle Medicine3 Cr.
10 Cr.

Semester 2
Integrative and Functional Nutrition II3 Cr.
Natural Medicine3 Cr.
Diet, Genes, & Nutrition3 Cr.
9 Cr.

Semester 3
Nutrition Assessment3 Cr.
Nutritional Psychology3 Cr.
Herbal Medicine3 Cr.
9 Cr.
Semester 4
Gastronomy Science3 Cr.
Eating Disorders3 Cr.
Lifestyle Medicine Research Studies2 Cr.
8 Cr.

Program Application Requirements

Program Admission Requirements