M.S. in Human Nutrition Offered On Campus and Online
Established in 1977, the Nutrition Institute offers a science-based program for newcomers to the field and health care professionals who wish to integrate clinical nutrition into their practice. The Institute’s mission is to provide a sound understanding of the principles of nutrition and its role in attaining a longer, healthier life. Through activities in education, research, and workshops, the program seeks to raise the awareness of the value of nutrition in promoting wellness and managing illness.
The Human Nutrition Program provides a biochemical and physiological study of nutrition and its role in health and disease. Students gain skill in counseling in alternative
and complementary medicine using nutritional strategies.
UB continues to support its alumni of the Nutrition Institute by offering access to graduates to our World Class digital research library housing over 50,000 digital books and over 80,000 electronic journals to support their continued research and clinical work. In addition, the Nutrition Institute offers post graduate seminars, taught by leading researchers and clinicians, held on weekends, to further enhance our graduates’ clinical knowledge.
The program provides its graduates with a foundation for entering Ph.D. programs in nutrition.
UB’s Master’s in Nutrition distinguishes itself from other master’s programs in its focus on functional medicine and its growing value in the prevention and management of disease. Embedded in the curriculum is the concept of bio-individuality which enables clinicians to be able to provide customized diet and nutrient recommendations that will be effective. This is provided with an evidence based scientific approach.
The Nutrition Institute provides a sound biochemical and
physiological study of nutrition which allows students to understand
the complex interrelationships between nutrition and health.
The program further explores the role of nutrition as a preventive
and adjunctive and alternative strategy for the prevention and
amelioration of specific health conditions.
Program of Study
The program consists of foundational courses in human physiology and
biochemistry which expand into indepth learnings on macro and
micronutrients, biochemical individuality, human development,
functional assessment, and nutritional therapeutics. An integrative and
perspective is interwoven with an evidence-based approach to assessing and counseling a client.
Elective courses are also offered and a thesis (on campus) or
comprehensive exam (online) is required to fulfill degree requirements.
The program provides this comprehensive study to individuals with
busy schedules who would otherwise not be able to complete a graduate
program without interrupting their work schedules. The program is
accessible to individuals through classes which are held Saturdays and
Sundays from 9 a.m. -5 p.m., one weekend each month for 28 months; or through a distance learning format in which the program is
Students are accepted into the nutrition program from science and
nonscience backgrounds. Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree
from an accredited college or university, a 3.0 GPA
on a 4.0 scale, and all pre requisite course work completed.
International students must provide proof of language skills as well as
an approved translation of transcripts from universities outside of the
U.S. (TOEFL score of 550 or above)
undergraduate transcripts and any graduate transcripts, two letters of
recommendation, and a personal statement are also used to evaluate
applicants. Letters of recommendation should be prepared on letterhead
containing the contact information of the recommenders. The personal
statement should be between 250 and 500 words and should explain why
the student is interested in pursuing education in the field of
clinical nutrition, what professional aspiration he/she has related to
the field, and why he/she wants to be a part of the program at U.B. GRE
scores are not required.
For more information please contact
Assistant Director of Admissions
Karen Siclare, at email@example.com, 203-576-2379.
To apply, please contact Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203-576-4348 .