NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Nutrition Program 119 Curriculum Requirements To develop a comprehensive Master of Science in Nutrition program, a curriculum has been developed that includes education and communication, interprofessional care, research, and nutrition leadership. The didactic courses will be offered online using synchronous meetings hosted by faculty members (using NSU’s web-based learning management system), as well as on-site. Courses will incorporate the most recent technologies, such as webinars, class polling, video capture, and other interactive modalities. Curriculum outlines of the general program and specific concentrations are provided in the next section. The Master of Science in Nutrition Professional Practice Concentration has been granted Candidacy by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as the only pathway by which candidates are qualified to become registered dietitian nutritionists. The Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) has approved a general degree program to meet the educational requirements to qualify for the credential of Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). Graduate Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy The Graduate Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy is designed for practicing health professionals to understand the tenets of herbal and functional nutrition in a systems-based approach. The program’s courses will highlight functionality of body systems, etiology of diseases, toxic reactions of herbs, interactions with medications, herbal therapy for special populations, dietary approaches to imbalances in the body, and the roles of health care professionals in educating patients on using herbal supplements safely. Graduates will gain additional practice competencies and skills to integrate valuable information into the care of patients. Criteria for admission are as follows: • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a scale of 4.0 is preferred. • The applicant must be a practicing health-related professional or enrolled with qualifying credentials within a professional program. Applicants must provide the following: • a completed application form • official transcripts • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • one letter of recommendation (professional) Curriculum This certificate option consists of 15 credit hours of graduate- level courses. Students must successfully complete the following four courses: NUT 5075 Advanced Practice Principles of Functional Nutrition 3.0 Credit Hours NUT 5200 Nutritional Biochemistry 3.0 Credit Hours NUT 5305 Clinical Approach to Functional Nutrition 1: Gastrointestinal Systems 3.0 Credit Hours NUT 5315 Clinical Approach to Functional Nutrition 2: Endocrine, Immune and Nervous Systems 3.0 Credit Hours NUT 5325 Clinical Approach to Functional Nutrition 3: Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Systems 3.0 Credit Hours If, after taking courses in the certificate program, a certificate- seeking student decides to pursue the Master of Science in Nutrition degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to become a degree-seeking student and meet all of the degree program requirements. For more information on the graduate certificate in functional nutrition and herbal therapy, please visit our website ( osteopathic.nova.edu/ms-nutrition/functional-nutrition -herbal-therapy.html )

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