Offered On Campus
(1 weekend/month!)
and Online

UB’s Master of Science 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 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. The program further explores the role of nutrition as a preventive, adjunctive, alternative strategy for the prevention and amelioration of specific health conditions.

The program also provides its graduates with a foundation for entering doctoral-level programs, including the Doctor of Health Sciences.

What are the benefits of pursuing a degree at UB’s Nutrition Institute?

  • UB has the most established Master’s in nutrition program in the USA (since 1977).
  • We teach clinical nutrition from a functional medicine paradigm providing clinically effective and evidence-based strategies for nutrition practice.
  • We embed the concept of bioindividuality and personalized care to offer each client a unique and efficacious plan for their health optimization.
  • Faculty members include professors who are seasoned academics and researchers as well as leading clinicians in the field.
  • Designers and administrators of the program are practicing clinicians in functional medicine/nutrition with decades of experience.
  • We feature a unique capstone course, Virtual Clinic, which is the first online clinic experience offered to graduate students in the field. This provides real case study and clinical management experience and is taught by several different experienced clinicians over a semester.
  • The Virtual Clinic is eligible for 255 hours of supervised experience credit towards the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential awarded by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists. UB leads the way in providing this experience to students.
  • The Nutrition Institute is committed to postgraduate education online to allow our alumni to continue to excel in the field with cutting-edge knowledge and skills.
  • UB has a robust and unique Division of Health Sciences currently featuring 6 colleges/schools/institutes and 12 programs across a wide-span of health care disciplines, one of which is the Nutrition Institute. We also offer dual degree program opportunities for students in other UB graduate health sciences programs. It is the only such program on the east coast to offer such opportunities.
  • Our program offers maximum flexibility to complete the program entirely online, or through a one-weekend-per-month, on-campus program. Both are perfectly suited for working professionals or those seeking a career change.

Who are our students?

Our student body is diverse and includes leading physicians from various fields and specialties, various allied health care professionals, as well as those seeking to make a career change into nutritionally-based healthcare. Our faculty is highly experienced at teaching to this diverse group of students and provide a fertile ground for learning and scholarly interchange.

Who are our faculty?

We have over two dozen faculty teaching our program which include Ph.D.’s in biochemistry, advanced degrees in nutrition, and physicians from many fields of medicine. We have created a faculty with a balance of academic and clinical experience to best prepare students for a career in clinical nutrition.

Mission

The Institute’s mission is to prepare graduates to positively influence and support specific health challenges and promote overall well-being by integrating biochemical and physiological science knowledge with evidence-informed strategies that link integrative, preventive, and personalized nutrition based interventions.

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Sep
8
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

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Sep
21
Thu
Physician Assistant Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

Register today! Click on the date below that work best for you:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Sep
22
Fri
Naturopathic Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library
Sep 22 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

Join us on campus for an inside look at our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program!

Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation and campus tour.  Bring your unofficial transcripts for a complementary prerequisite evaluation!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

 

 

 

Sep
28
Thu
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Evening) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

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Oct
7
Sat
UBCC Benefit Dinner 2017 @ duPont Tower Room
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the annual UBCC Benefit Dinner in honor of two of our most dedicated and long-serving faculty members, Dr. Terence Perrault and Dr. Emmett Hughes. Alumni classes from all years are invited, and we especially look forward to celebrating the anniversaries of the following classes:

April & December 1997     Twenty Year Reunion
April & December 2002    Fifteen Year Reunion
May & December 2007     Ten Year Reunion
May & December 2012     Five Year Reunion

Register online at http://give.bridgeport.edu/UBCCDinner2017

Since your graduation day, the College has undergone extensive development.  There have been personnel changes, innovations made to classroom technology as well as many facility upgrades throughout campus. To re-acquaint you with UBCC, there will be an alumni celebration during the UB Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  We hope you will join us to during the day to see first-hand the improvements made to the facilities and spend some time with old and new colleagues and friends.

Visit our state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory, library, Human Performance Lab and our recently renovated UB Health Sciences Center which includes a newly acquired digital CR x-ray unit.  Visit with your fellow alumni and renew your connection with UB and the College of Chiropractic.  You may want to spend the day by attending the barbecue lunch, followed by viewing the UB Knights men and women’s soccer teams in action.  Then join us in the evening for the Benefit Dinner in the elegant DuPont Tower Room in the Arnold Bernhard Center.

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For more information about Homecoming Weekend, visit homecoming.bridgeport.edu.

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