Graduate Certificate or M.S. in Nutrition with Concentration in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy
For more information on program or scholarships contact:
Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., N.D., M.B.A.
Email or phone: (954) 262-1483
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Growing demand for expertise in nutrition means that your master's degree will put you at the forefront of an expanding and vital field that impacts the daily lives of each person throughout the world. A new emphasis on preventive and integrative medicine highlights nutrition as a form of primary care and intervention for chronic diseases. Nutrition professionals are here to stay. Health care reform in the 21st century is integrating nutrition care in interprofessional healthcare throughout the life cycle.
Pursue a generalist program of study through a core of mastery-level courses in nutrition. You can choose a concentration in sports nutrition, community nutrition, or functional nutrition and herbal therapy. Elective courses expose you to emerging topics, and a special project provides a culminating experience to put your new skills and knowledge into action. A collaborative, interprofessional environment at NSU also broadens your horizons. Contact the program office for more information.
A hybrid online and on-campus program exposes you to best practices across a spectrum of technologies. Real time classes meet via technology to provide collaborative interaction and direct access to faculty. The mostly online format gives you flexibility to work around your busy schedule, and in-person workshops and meetings with advisors establish a network of support. You will work with your advisor to customize a program that fits just for you.
Nutrition professionals enjoy a job growth rate that is faster than other health care disciplines, and the outlook for the coming years is very promising. Even beyond traditional settings of schools and hospitals, nutritionists are finding meaningful work in corporations, athletic departments, and food production centers. An aging population and increasing attention to diet for all age groups is creating high demand, and managing disease and chronic illness remain constant challenges that need attentive professionals. This program is ideal for practicing health care professionals, Registered Dietitians, medical students, resident physicians, wellness consultants, or health educators who wish to further their knowledge with advanced credentials.
It is important you consider your long-term career goals and practice guidelines. We would be happy to schedule an appointment to discuss ideas with you. This program does not provide an entry-level professional practice pathway or eligibility to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) registration exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Potential applicants should contact the appropriate board for eligibility requirements and state health department to determine the professional requirements needed for practice in their state, and any other licensing, registration, or certification requirements, as they are subject to change.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees. The nutrition degree and certificate programs shares in this SACSCOC accreditation. Read an important update here.
For questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4500.