Jumpstart your career in nutrition with a Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University. 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.

Your holistic approach can help patients with obesity, high blood pressure, depression, and chronic pain. Because the integrative nutrition field takes into account the variety of factors that impact physical health, Integrative and Functional Nutrition students learn how to craft personal therapies for patients.

Courses like Foundations of Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry, and Therapeutic Diet and Menu Planning prepares students for their careers.

The M.S. track at Saybrook typically takes between 21 months and 2 years to complete. The program satisfies many of the requirements to become Certified Nutrition Specialists® (CNS) and Certified Clinical Nutritionists (CCN)*. Graduates of the program can go on to work in:

  • 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 of Science 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 of Science 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, as well as any other licensing, registration, or certification requirements, as they are subject to change.

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