Joint D.C./M.S. Nutrition

The Program

The Joint program allows chiropractic students to pursue the M.S. in Human Nutrition while they are working on the D.C. degree.


Student must be in good academic standing and have a QPR of 3.0 or greater
Completion of chiropractic studies 5th semester
Recommendation of UBCC Dean or Associate Dean

Entry Requirements

Completed Application (fee waived)
Personal Statement of 500 words or less on why you wish to take the program
Entry Point: February and June (Third Term of Nutrition Program)-to complete your MS at the same time as your  DC you must take 2 courses in each of our terms as outlined below, Fall, Spring and Summer from 5th semester on of chiropractic school.

Transfer Credits Awarded

560A-Pathophysiologic Basis of Metabolic Diseases-4 credits
Exempted by PA 611 and PA 622
560B-Biochemistry of Nutrition- 4 credits
Exempted by BCS 511
560C Vitamins and Minerals 3 credits
Exempted by CN621 and CN712
560D-Clinical Biochemistry– 3 credits
Exempted by DX 624
560M Evidence Based Nutrition 3 credits
Exempted by PP624 and MB723
*Note: Transfer credit requires a “B” or better in corresponding UBCC coursework
Total credits waived: 17

Courses Required
560E-Assessments of Nutritional Status- 3 credits
Term 2 Spr or Summ
560G Lifelong Healing with Food- 4 credits
Term 3 Fall or Summ
560H-Developmental Nutrition- 3 credits
Term 4 Fall or Spr
560I-Functional Medicine and Nutrition -3 credits
Term 4 Fall or Spr
560F-Nutritional Therapeutics- 4 credits
Term 5  Spr or Summ
560K-Virtual Clinic-(online)- 4 credits
Term 6 Fall Spr
(2) Elective courses-choose two-all are taught online only-not on comp exam
560L-Nutrition and Exercise- 3 credits Spring
560T-Nutrition and Autism-3 credits Spring
560P- Botanical Medicine-3 credits Fall
560Q-Nutrition and Cancer -3 credits Fall
560J –Research in Nutrition-3 credits Fall or Spring

Total credits required 27

*DC students may choose one of the 5 electives we have.  Two are offered in Fall, two in Spring and the thesis is available either semester.