M.S. in Human Nutrition
Offered On Campus
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.
Why Should UB at the 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.
- Administrative Profile: Karen Siclare
- 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.
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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- Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
- Learn about the program and admissions requirements
- Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus
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Morning Information Sessions:
- Friday, October 07, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, November 04, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, December 02, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, January 06, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Late Afternoon Information Sessions:
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Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation, campus tour, and classroom observation. Bring your unofficial transcripts for a complementary prerequisite evaluation!
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