Now Enrolling for January 2013
Tai Sophia Institute’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health offers a unique approach to the study of nutrition, where we acknowledge and emphasize the vital and interrelated physiological, medicinal, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual roles of food in our lives. As a graduate of this program, you will be uniquely positioned and qualified to fill the growing demand for practitioners and educators with advanced skills and expertise in nutrition and wellness.
A Growing Field with Many Career Choices
According to a 2010 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, employment of nutritionists and dietitians over the next decade will increase, and those "with specialized training, an advanced degree, or certification beyond the particular state's minimum requirement should enjoy the best job opportunities.” These career choices include:
- Nutritionist in private or group practices
- Corporate nutritionist
- Nutritionist at medical centers, fitness centers, and other health-related organizations
- Consultant to nutraceutical companies, apothecaries, and other nutrition-related companies
- Faculty at universities, colleges, and community colleges
- Community nutrition educator
- Writer, editor, or publisher
About the Curriculum
Anchored in a wellness-based philosophy, this 50-hour credit program offers a solid biochemical and physiological understanding of the complex role of food and nutrition in human health, combined with a rich personal learning process that enables you to cultivate sustainable change in yourself and others. You will also gain practical skills by cooking in whole foods cooking labs, participating in faculty-directed coaching sessions, and by completing an individualized clinical, research, or community-based practicum.
Distinctive approach: Taught from a holistic and integrative perspective
Relevant and current: Features custom-designed science courses and core competencies in nutrition assessment and treatment strategy design and implementation
Addresses sustainability: Explores the relationships between our food choices, our agricultural and food processing practices, and the environment
World class faculty: Core faculty and guest speakers include some of the most accomplished and well-respected authors, lecturers, and practitioners in the nation
Career preparation: Prepares graduates for a variety of nutrition and wellness careers
National Certification and Licensing: Prepares graduates to sit for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam, various state licensing requirements, and other national board exams*
Convenience: Program can be completed in two years with courses offered on weekends and in an intensive format
Hands-on learning: Includes whole foods cooking as part of academic curriculum
Eligible for federal financial aid
*Program graduates are qualified to become Certified Nutrition Specialists through the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and can be licensed to practice nutrition in many states. To acquire the CNS credential, graduates will need to pass a certifying examination and document 1000 hours of supervised nutrition practice experience. Students will accrue up to 300 hours of applicable clinical experience during the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program. Tai Sophia Institute is launching a Clinical Internship program in September 2013 to assist graduates in achieving the remaining clinical hours.
Note: As of September 24, 2012, Tai Sophia’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program is undergoing a re-review with the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.