Master’s in Nutrition Degree Online

Advance Your Career in Patient-Centered Care With a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Online

The master’s in Clinical Nutrition program at UB takes a functional and holistic approach to nutrition science. Human nutrition professionals are experts in evidence-based, patient-centered care. In this program, you’ll advance your skills in providing clinically effective strategies for treating and managing disease through individualized counseling in alternative and complementary medicine. Whether you’re looking to expand your existing practice or change careers entirely, a master’s degree in Human Nutrition will give you the skills and experience you need for a meaningful career helping people reach their health goals.

UB’s Online Nutrition Degree Program

At University of Bridgeport, you’ll have access to the College of Health Sciences, which features 7 schools and 16 programs across healthcare disciplines. Classes are taught by experts in their fields — who hold Ph.D.’s in biochemistry, advanced degrees in nutrition, or are practicing physicians. Their diverse experiences and teaching strategies will prepare you for a successful career in clinical nutrition.

UB’s faculty take an evidence-based approach to nutrition, helping you develop a deep understanding of the biological and physiological relationship between nutrition and human health. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to counsel your patients and provide them with practical strategies and tools to help them succeed.

The Flexibility and Support You Need

Our online Nutrition degree program offers complete flexibility — allowing you to earn your degree entirely online. You can complete all the requirements for the master’s in Nutrition in as few as 23 months. You’ll collaborate and communicate with peers from diverse backgrounds through online discussion boards and collaborative assignments.

Prepare for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) Exam

UB’s Master of Science in Human Nutrition is a pathway to the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) certification.* Our program features a unique capstone experience, a Virtual Clinic, where you will gain clinical management experience — eligible for 200-255 hours of supervised credit toward the CNS credential. The Virtual Clinic is the first of its kind in the world. You’ll work with professional clinicians and faculty members, performing virtual nutritional exams and consultations. You’ll gain the experience you need for a rewarding career in the field. This program provides a foundation for entering Ph.D. and DHSc programs in health science. Graduates from UB’s master’s in Clinical Nutrition program go on to have rewarding careers in private nutritional practices, functional medicine clinics, community health organizations, and more!

*The MS in Human Nutrition program is not designed to lead to a registered dietician (RD) designation.

Comprehensive Final Exam

A comprehensive final exam is a requirement for graduation from the program. The exam is held three times per year, once in the spring, once in the summer, and once in the fall, and is administered online.

After graduation from the master’s in Nutrition program, licensure or certification is available through several individual state or national nutrition organizations. For those considering a diplomat versus an MS degree, it is important to note that certifications and diplomats represent professional recognition. It does not authorize or license an individual to practice, which is a state regulatory function.

“My experience at UB in the Nutrition program was amazing and exceeded all my expectations. Before starting the master's in Human Nutrition program, I worked as a small business owner. During the program, I received a grant to investigate and research one of my herbal formulas. I received a second grant to work with the faculty at the Bauer Hall Innovation Center to expand my small business. UB helped me use these two grants to advance my business, including introducing online sales. I want to thank the professors at UB, I learned so much from them, and they gave me invaluable opportunities to grow.”

— Judy Apicella, Graduate

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