Joint N.D./M.S. Nutrition

The Program

The Joint Program allows naturopathic medicine students to pursue the M.S. in Human Nutrition while they are working on the N.D. degree.


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

Entry Requirements

Completed Application (fee waived)
Entry Point: July and November (Fourth Term of the Nutrition Program)

Transfer of Credit/Courses Waived

560A- Pathophysiologic Basis of Metabolic Diseases –4 credits
Exempted by NCS 611 and 621
560B- Biochemistry of Nutrition – 4 credits
Exempted by NBS 514 and 524
560C- Vitamins and Minerals – 3 credits
Exempted by NNT 611 and 621
560D- Clinical Biochemistry – 3 credits
Exempted by NCS 613 and 623
560E- Assessment of Nutrition – 3 credits
Exempted by NCS 612 and 613L
560M-Evidence Based Nutrition-3 credits
Exempted by NRS 511 and 524
560G Lifelong Healing with Food-4 credits
Exempted by NNT 711 and 721
560K Virtual Clinic-4 credits
Exempted by  NCE 712,722,812,822
560P Botanical Medicine-3 credits
Exempted by NBM 611,621,and 711
Total credits waived  31 credits
*Note: Transfer credit requires a “B” or better in corresponding UBCNM coursework

Required Nutrition Credits

560H- Developmental Nutrition – 3 credits
Term 4-Fall Spr
560I Functional Medicine Nutrition-3 credits
Term 4 Fall or Spring
560F- Nutritional Therapeutics – 4 credits
Term 5 Spr Summ
Elective choose two: not on comp exam
560L- Nutrition and Exercise– 3 credits
560T Nutrition and Autism-3 credits
560Q-Nutrition and Cancer-3 credits
560J  Research in Nutrition (thesis)-3 credits
Spr or Fall

Total credits required : 16

Sample Schedule

For ND students who begin their program in Fall semester:
Spring after 5th semester
560H and I
Elective 560Q or 560J
Elective 560L or 560T

For ND students who begin their program in Spring semester:
Fall after 5th semester
560H and I
560 F plus elective 560T or L or J
Elective 560Q