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Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine

The Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine within the School of Integrative and Functional Medicine is offered entirely through distance education and prepares individuals to assume roles as health and wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings. The Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine Includes instruction in personal health, community health & welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness & exercise, and health behaviors. (Classification of Instructional Programs et. al. National Center for Education Statistics, 2019.) To request program information, click here.

| Concentrations |

Cannabinoid Medical Sciences
The Cannabinoid Medical Sciences concentration is designed to foster understanding and a rational perspective for science-based researchers/practitioners, educators, manufacturers, cultivators, and business operators. Learners will be able to differentiate phytocannabinoid chemistry and pharmacology and interpret pharmacodynamics. Additional learning will provide an understanding of dosage and toxicology and how to interpret and apply global health law and public health governance to the cannabis medical community and industry.

Lifestyle Medicine
The Lifestyle Medicine concentration provides learners the opportunity to understand the root causes of disease with evidence-based therapies in lifestyle behaviors such as diet, exercise, sleep, social connectivity and stress with a curriculum aligned from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Nutrition
The Nutrition concentration is designed to promote better health through diet, nutrition, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases. Additional research and learning will explore the latest food and nutritional science trends to apply integrative nutrition therapies and practices into clinical nutrition.

Sports Medicine
The Sports Medicine concentration provides applied education and research to expand health professionals as qualified specialists in athletic departments, gyms, health and wellness centers, colleges or schools, and recreation facilities. Learners will be able to integrate immediate and long-term effects of exercise on physiological systems. In addition, learners will incorporate biomechanics, motor learning, and exercise physiology to include the recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries.

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

Nutrition Concentration graduates meet the core nutrition coursework requirements. Additional core science coursework may be required prior to the Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) Exam, if applicable.

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

Cannabinoid Medical Sciences centration (12 Credits required)

SCI606Analytical Chemistry of Cannabis 3 Credits
SCI607Phytocannabinoid Pharmacology 3 Credits
SCI608Cannabis Pathology, Diagnosis & Treatment 3 Credits
SCI609Cannabinoid Science 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

Nutrition Concentration (12 Credits required)

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

Sports Medicine Concentration (12 Credits required)

LM501Physical Activity & Weight Management 2 Credits
SCI700Exercise Physiology 2 Credits
SCI701Integrative Kinesiology 2 Credits
SCI702Fitness and Wellness 2 Credits
SCI703Sports and Exercise Nutrition 2 Credits
SCI704Sports Medicine and Athletic Training 2 Credits

The Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine 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.

The Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine 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.

The MS in Integrative and Functional Medicine Program Application Requirements:

The MS in Integrative and Functional Medicine Program Admission Requirements:

*Prerequisites are effective for students enrolling spring 2021 semester or later. Students that cannot demonstration completion of the required prerequisites may still gain acceptance into the program and complete any required prerequisites at John Patrick University.