Mind-Body Medicine

03/10/2014

Saybrook University announces cutting edge master’s degree in Integrative and Functional Nutrition

We are what we eat, so it’s a big problem that Americans have a dysfunctional relationship with food.

But just telling people to “eat right” or “count calories” doesn’t work.  We know it, and our doctors have discovered it.  Yo-yo diets and food fads are even worse.

We need new approaches to nutrition, ways to integrate healthy habits and effective self-care into people’s lives, and do it in ways they’ll find personally meaningful.

That’s why Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine is proud to announce a new MS degree in Integrative and Functional Nutrition – a degree focusing on the ways we can combine the best in nutritional science and psychology to help people take control of their health by improving their relationship with food.

The combination of nutritional science and integrative medicine provides the next generation of dietitians and nutritionists with new treatments and patient offerings that are proven to more effectively address conditions ranging from obesity and high blood pressure to depression and chronic pain.

“Nutrition has a central role in the promotion of optimal health wellness, and in alleviating the suffering of those with illness,” said Don Moss, Chair of the School of Mind-Body Medicine and author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health.  “Our new master’s degree program will educate health professionals in the latest in nutritional science, the emerging approach of functional nutrition, and the perspectives of mind-body and integrative medicine.”

The application process for the new program is now open.  Pending approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Saybrook will begin enrolling its first class in the new MS for an August 2014 start.  The cutting edge curriculum is geared towards health practitioners with existing licensure or a science background. 

For more information, visit www.Saybrook.edu/nutrition

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