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 100% online.

This program 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.)

| Concentrations |

Cannabinoid Medical Sciences

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

Lifestyle Medicine

Nutrition

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. This expands health professionals as qualified specialists in athletic departments, gyms, health and wellness centers, colleges or schools, and recreation facilities. Students will be able to integrate the immediate and long-term effects of exercise on physiological systems. And will incorporate biomechanics, motor learning, and exercise physiology to include the recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries.

Sports Medicine

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care

The Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Care concentration provides applied education and research for generalists, specialists and experienced practitioners to gain a deeper clinical insight into brain health, symptom management and memory care. Learners will be able to utilize integrative, functional and lifestyle medicine principles coupled with clinical diagnostic evaluation tools and tests for the care and management of cognitive impairments to include: dementia (including vascular and behavioral variants), progressive aphasia, and corticobasal degeneration.


Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics

The Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics concentration provides deeper understanding to the fields of nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, biosciences and precision medicine. Learners will be able to gain insight into computational analysis and modeling of complex biological systems, pharmacognosy data and the ability to understand the connection between genomic information and metabolic consequences. This scientific blend of study will allow the scholar, clinical researcher and practitioner to steer health and medicine to the future and prepare for careers in biosciences, biomedicine, natural medicine research and the practice of precision medicine programming technologies.


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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)

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Certified Nutrition
& Wellness Educator

Graduates may apply for exam candidacy eligibility
from the Certified Nutrition & Wellness Educator. (CNWE)

The Nutrition & Wellness Educator Certification is accredited by
the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. (AAFCS)

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Certified clincal nutritionist

Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Cannabinoid Medical Sciences 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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CERTIFIED SPORTS NUTRITIONIST

Sports Medicine concentration students are eligible to submit for exam candidacy to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). Exam candidacy requires an active ISSN membership.

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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 Concentration (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

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care concentration (12 Credits required)

GASTP502Principles of Neurophysiology 3 Credits
SCI506Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care Diagnostics I 3 Credits
SCI507Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Credits
SCI508Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care Diagnostics II 3 Credits

Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics Concentration (12 Credits required)

SCI500Information Processing in Biological Systems 2 Credits
SCI501Computational Assisted Medicine 2 Credits
SCI502Genomics, Glycomics, and Matabolome 2 Credits
SCI503Microbiome 2 Credits
SCI504Etiome, Exposome, and Pharmacogenomics 2 Credits
SCI505Generative Materia Medica 2 Credits

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 for the Spring 2021 semester or later. Students that are unable to demonstrate completion of the required prerequisites, may still gain acceptance into the program and complete any required prerequisites at John Patrick University.