Built on biological and nutritional sciences, clinical assessment, and personalized therapies, the M.S. in Integrative and Functional Nutrition program focuses on holistic approaches to care in order to more effectively address the root causes for numerous health and mental health conditions. This program introduces approaches that can be integrated into practice —such as mind-body skills, mindfulness, and meditation—to help achieve optimal health, healing, and vitality in clients.

Satisfying many of the requirements to become Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS) and Certified Clinical Nutritionists (CCN)*, this program prepares graduates for successful careers in a variety of areas, including:

  • Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities
  • Spas, yoga and wellness centers, culinary institutes, schools, prisons, restaurants, and corporate cafeterias
  • Corporate wellness programs
  • Sports medicine
  • Natural products and dietary supplement industries
  • Consulting
  • Public health and policy organizations
  • Research and development

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.

*The Master’s in Integrative and Functional Nutrition degree program is designed to fulfill the academic portion, and a portion of the supervised practice experience, required for the Certified Nutrition Specialist® credential (CNS®). The Master’s in Integrative and Functional Nutrition degree program is designed to meet the core academic requirements for the Certified Clinical Nutritionist  credential (CCN®) and is preapproved to allow graduates to waive the 56-hour Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition (PCSCN) requirement of the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB). The Master’s in Integrative and Functional Nutrition degree program does not lead to eligibility for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN®) credential. Students should contact the appropriate board for eligibility requirements and their State Department of Health to determine which of these certifications may be recognized for practice in their state, and any other licensing, registration or certification requirements, as they are subject to change.

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