Master of Science in Integrative & Functional Medicine with a Concentration in 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 including dementia (including vascular and behavioral variants), progressive aphasia, and corticobasal degeneration.

The Master of Science in Integrative & Functional Medicine with a Concentration in Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care 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.)



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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

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

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.