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Master of Science

Clinical Nutrition (MSCN)

Be Part of the Solution


With an increased importance on nutrition as a preventive measure and treatment for chronic diseases, the demand for trained, qualified clinical nutrition practitioners has greatly outpaced the U.S. healthcare system’s capacity. With an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition, you can be a part of the solution to provide the evidence-based advanced nutritional therapy, research, and education that is so greatly needed in the U.S. and worldwide. This program will help you transform your passion for nutrition into the ability to become a leader in the field of clinical nutrition, while enhancing your ability to help others live a healthier lifestyle. You will gain the professional knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to develop and implement effective and evidence-based nutrition-related services to support individual and public health.

A Clinical Nutrition Degree Unlike Any Other


Accelerated, Fully Online Program

Designed for working professionals, the MSCN can be completed in 21-months while working full time.

Practical Courses for Career Advancement

From nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition to botanicals and more, gain advanced knowledge in nutrition and natural health.

Prepare for CNS® Exam

This program meets the Board for Certified Nutrition Specialists’ requirements and is designed to help you prepare to sit for the Certified Nutrition Specialist® exam.

The innovative and 100% online curriculum has been developed with input from experts and thought leaders in the field of nutrition. The M.S. in Clinical Nutrition will prepare you in the areas of nutritional sciences, self-care, whole food nutrition, and the responsible use of dietary supplements while also covering emerging topics such as nutrigenomics and microbiomics. The program includes a Virtual Health Center Experience where you can practice applying new skills and knowledge safely in a virtual training environment.

The online M.S. in Clinical Nutrition degree provides the clinical and scientific knowledge you need to meet your goal to become an advanced nutrition professional, while also helping you prepare and qualify to take the Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS) examination.

The M.S. in Clinical Nutrition program is a 54-credit program. This online program structure allows you to earn your master’s degree while continuing to work full time in as little as 21 months.

Real-world Applications and Interventions

The M.S. in Clinical Nutrition program provides a strong foundation of physiology, nutrition across the lifecycle, emerging topics in nutrition, and a deep understanding of how nutrition impacts health.

Virtual Health Care Experiences

The Clinical Nutrition curriculum includes a Virtual Health Center Experience designed to simulate the interaction between a nutritionist and their client and allows you to practice applying new skills and knowledge safely in a virtual training environment.

Gain an Advantage in a Growing Job Market

New jobs for nutrition professionals are expected to grow by 15% over the next several years. Increasingly, an advanced degree is a must-have for nutrition professionals as they seek employment and advancement.

Certification to Help Set Yourself Apart

The MSCN program provides students with opportunities to earn special industry-specific training and certifications while you earn your degree.

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