Clinical Nutrition Program – Master of Health Science

The Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition program is designed to provide evidence-based applied clinical nutrition information to current and future healthcare providers and wellness professionals to incorporate within their scope of practice.


Master of Health Science (MHS) in Applied Clinical Nutrition

Our unique program offers two Graduate Certificates in Applied Clinical Nutrition that you earn along the way toward your master’s degree. The 22 academic credits you earn upon completion of both certificates are applied toward our 30-credit Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition – only 3 additional courses are needed.

Master’s program details

  • Part-time enrollment
  • A combination of online and on-campus graduate-level courses
  • Each certificate is comprised of 7 courses (16 credits)
  • Core courses: 4 courses (10 credits) are common to both certificates
  • Emphasis area: 3 courses (6 credits) are specialty-area courses unique to each certificate
  • Completion of both certificates is a total of 10 courses (22 credits)
  • Course credit can be applied to our Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (30 credits)
  • Only 3 additional courses (8 credits) are needed to complete the MHS degree

Graduate Certificates in Applied Clinical Nutrition

The 22 credits you earn in these two certificate programs are applied to complete our 30-credit MHS degree.

Certificate in Applied Clinical Nutrition: Nutrition Intervention in Health and Disease
Develop expert knowledge in the management of various disease states including hypertension, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Certificate in Applied Clinical Nutrition: Health, Wellness, Human Performance
Become a skilled professional in the areas of maintaining and improving health and wellness, including sports nutrition.

Learning outcomes

Nutrition assessment and planning
Students will be able to perform a competent nutritional assessment and create a patient-centered nutrition care plan based on sound nutrition principles, scientific evidence and biomedical reasoning.

Evidence-based nutrition management
Students will critically appraise nutrition-related literature and apply this information to the practice of clinical nutrition.

Students will evaluate the accuracy of patient directed materials and create effective patient nutrition materials based on current, accurate and scientifically-supported evidence.

Professional communication
Students will demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills as appropriate to the practice of clinical nutrition.

Professional scholarship and lifelong learning
Students will understand the value of a personal professional development plan and the role of life-long learning in a professional career, as well as their role in lifelong contribution to the body of knowledge in their field.

Program admission

  • Review admission requirements
  • New students admitted in September and January

Disclaimer
Neither of the Graduate Certificates in Applied Clinical Nutrition nor the Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition awards licensure or certification as a dietitian and/or nutritionist. Each state varies as to the academic and professional requirements necessary for that type of licensure or certification. In addition, these academic programs do not provide any supervised practice hours to meet the requirement for a dietetic internship or other licensure or certification.

Northwestern Health Sciences University reserves the right to change or discontinue academic programs at the University’s discretion.