Laurel, MD
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Overview

Mind, Body, and Spirit

A distinctive community of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and advocates, Maryland University of Integrative Health promotes whole person, relationship-centered healthcare.

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is the leading academic institution for integrative health in the nation. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated practitioners in health and wellness by integrating healing traditions and contemporary science, acknowledging the wisdom of the body and nature as a teacher, and focusing on the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit.

MUIH is an accredited graduate university, one of just a few in the country completely dedicated to integrative health. In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners and delivers more than 35,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year.

Through discovery and exploration, MUIH delivers progressive educational programs, advances innovative clinical models, builds mutually beneficial partnerships, and provides opportunities for fulfilling careers.

Student Life at MUIH

Maryland University of Integrative Health's 12-acre campus in Laurel, Maryland, houses the MUIH Graduate School, Sherman Cohn Library, Meeting Point Bookstore and Cafe, Himmelfarb Gallery, Herb Garden, Herbal Dispensary, and Natural Care Center.

The campus is encompassed by thousands of acres of preserved natural woodlands that surround the Middle Patuxent River and lead to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area--positioning students in the midst of Maryland's natural beauty and in the heart of one of the greatest concentrations of health-related corporations, regulatory agencies, academic institutions, and research laboratories in the world.

MUIH offers flexible schedules and formats for several of their academic programs, meeting the needs of today's busy and diverse student body. Many of the programs can be completed in as few as two years or as many as five. Evening and weekend courses are available, and many programs may be completed on-campus, fully-online or through a combination of in-person and online courses (hybrid format).

University Teaching Clinic

The Natural Care Center at MUIH houses the University's Teaching Clinic, offering students the opportunity to gain critical, hands-on experience in a clinical setting. Utilizing a team care model, student interns learn how to deliver highly effective and compassionate health services under the supervision of faculty supervisors who are experienced and licensed or certified professionals.

Academic Programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health

Nutrition is one of the most influential determinants for long-term health and wellness, and recent research shows that most chronic diseases can be prevented, and in some cases reversed, with good nutrition. Record numbers of consumers and businesses are aware of these facts and are seeking health professionals that can offer a strong knowledge base in the field of nutrition.

In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that "Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The role of food in preventing and treating diseases, such as diabetes, is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health."

The Nutrition and Integrative Health programs at MUIH will prepare students with the advanced skills and expertise to fill this growing demand and become a leader in the field. Their programs include a Master of Science degree, a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, and a Post-Master's Certificate. Learn more about MUIH's academic nutrition programs at http://muih.edu/area-of-study/nutrition.

Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health

This program offers a unique approach to the study of nutrition, which emphasizes the vital and interrelated physiological, socio-cultural, and spiritual roles of food in our lives. Students will gain practical skills and apply theory through participation in whole foods cooking labs, practice coaching sessions, case studies, and biochemical assessment, and will select an area of concentration in human clinical nutrition, community nutrition education, or herbal medicine. The program is offered online, on-campus, and hybrid formats.

Students in the Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health will enhance the scope of their skills by selecting one of the following areas of concentration:

Human Clinical Nutrition

This concentration is ideal for students who primarily plan to see clients in a private nutrition practice or join a medical or integrative health setting.

Herbal Medicine

This concentration is ideal for students interested in pursuing the natural and complementary combination of nutrition and herbs. Graduates will be able to counsel their clients from a strong foundation in both whole foods nutrition and herbs on how to best combine supplements, dietary interventions, and herbal products.

Community Nutrition Education

The curriculum will provide experiential training in a community setting, and give graduates the skills to do a health assessment for a specific population, create nutrition education interventions or programs, and evaluate their effectiveness.

Learn more about the Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health at http://muih.edu/academics/masters-degrees/master-science-nutrition-integrative-health.

Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

Designed to fill the tremendous and increasing demand for nutritionists who can work at all levels of the healthcare continuum, graduates of this program will be prepared to work as a critical part of multidisciplinary teams in a number of health and wellness settings. The program uses a cohort model to maximize peer to peer support and engagement and is offered primarily online with four weekend experiences on campus. Learn more at http://muih.edu/academics/doctoral-degrees/doctor-clinical-nutrition.

Post-Master's Certificate in Nutrition & Integrative Health

The first of its kind in the nation, this program provides evidence-based nutrition training specifically for health professionals and those with advanced science training who want to broaden their expertise and client reach with a strong knowledge base in nutrition. The 15-credit program is offered in an online format. Learn more at http://muih.edu/academics/academic-certificates/post-masters-certificate-nutrition-integrative-health.

Admissions

Prospective students can speak with an Admissions Counselor Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm by calling 410-888-9048 ext. 6647 or emailing admissions@muih.edu. The Office of Graduate Admissions also offers small group and individual information sessions by appointment.


Location & Contact

Programs in Nutrition

Maryland University of Integrative Health

7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
United States

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 410-888-9048 ext. 6647
Email: admissions@muih.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nutrition And Integrative Health Post Master's Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Clinical Nutrition Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN)
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    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
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  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


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