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CURRICULUM

The Human Nutrition Program consists of foundational courses in human physiology and biochemistry which expand into in-depth learnings on macro and micronutrients, biochemical individuality, human development, functional assessment, and nutritional therapeutics. An integrative and holistic perspective is interwoven with an evidence-based approach to assessing and counseling a client.

 

Core Curriculum


Program start dates are fall, spring, and summer.

TERM 1

Nutr 560N Anatomy and Physiology for the Clinical Nutritionist (4 credits)
Nutr 560U Introductory Biochemistry for the Clinical Nutritionist (3 credits)
Nutr 560V Nutrition Fundamentals (2 credits)

TERM 2

Nutr 560A Pathophysiologic Basis of Metabolic Diseases (4 credits)
Nutr 560M Evidence Based Nutrition (3 credits)
This course must be taken in on-line format for all students.

TERM 3

Nutr 560B Biochemistry of Nutrition (4 credits)
Nutr 560E Assessment of Nutritional Status (3 credits)

TERM 4

Nutr 560C Vitamins and Minerals (3 credits)
Nutr 560G Lifelong Healing w/Food (4 credits)

TERM 5

Nutr 560D Clinical Biochemistry (3 credits)
Nutr 560H Developmental Nutrition (3 credits)

TERM 6

Nutr 560I Func. Medicine /Nutrition (3 credits)
Nutr 560F Nutritional Therapeutics (4 credits)

TERM 7

Nutr 560K Virtual Clinic (4 credits)
This course must be taken in on-line format for all students.
Nutr 560P Botanical Medicine (3 credits)
Nutr 560J Thesis Research in Nutrition (3 credits)

An elective course is offered for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies which may require a thesis based master’s degree as a pre requisite, but does not count towards the 41 credits required for graduation.

Dual Degree: D.C./M.S. Nutrition


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

Dual Degree: N.D./M.S. Nutrition


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

Eligibility

Student must be in good academic standing and have a QPR of 3.0 or greater
Completion of chiropractic studies 5th semester
Apply to MS program 4th 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: 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 and BC 612
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 MB623
*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 Spring or Summer
560G Lifelong Healing with Food- 4 credits
Term 3 Fall or Summer
560H-Developmental Nutrition- 3 credits
Term 4 Fall or Spring
560I-Functional Medicine and Nutrition -3 credits
Term 5 Spring or Summer
560F-Nutritional Therapeutics- 4 credits
Term 5  Spring or Summer
560K-Virtual Clinic-(online)- 4 credits
Term 6 Fall Spring

Total credits required 24

Eligibility

Student must be in good academic standing and have a QPR of 3.0 or greater
Completion of Naturopathic Medicine studies 5th semester
Apply to MS program 4th 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 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 CPLD
560E- Assessment of Nutrition – 3 credits
Exempted by NCS 622 CPLD II
560M-Evidence Based Nutrition-3 credits
Exempted by NRS 511, NRS 521 and/or NBS 522/523
560K Virtual Clinic-4 credits
Exempted by  NCE 700 and 800 courses
560P Botanical Medicine-3 credits
Exempted by NBM 611 and 621
Total credits waived  27 credits
*Note: Transfer credit requires a “B” or better in corresponding UBCNM coursework

Required Nutrition Credits

560H- Developmental Nutrition – 3 credits
Term 4-Fall/Spring
560G Lifelong Healing with Food – 4 credits
Summer/Fall
560I Functional Medicine Nutrition – 3 credits
Term 5 Spring/Summer
560F Nutritional Therapeutics – 4 credits
Term 5 Spring/Summer

Total credits required : 14