Integrative Nutrition, M.S. (Online)

CBU's fully online M.S. in Integrative Nutrition graduate program takes a whole-person approach, teaching students about the role of nutrition in health maintenance, the treatment of disease and disease prevention.

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Program Intro

CBU's online master's in integrative nutrition program will go beyond basic dietary guidelines by incorporating digestive health and root causes for imbalance, while looking at environmental impact, genetic predisposition, physiological and psychological factors for disease. Through courses in integrative nutrition, current topics in integrative nutrition and research in integrative nutrition, CBU's online integrative nutrition graduate program will teach students an integrative approach to the use of food, supplements and other scientifically responsible complementary practices to help promote a state of wellness.

31 Units

*with the nutrition science concentration

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12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$695 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your M.S. in Integrative Nutrition (Online) at CBU?

Taught By Research-Oriented Faculty

With a whole-person approach, students will learn about the role of nutrition in health maintenance, the treatment of disease and disease prevention from highly published, research-oriented faculty with interests in an integrative and functional approach to nutrition education.

Strong Academic Preparation

Students will develop communication, teamwork, management and problem-solving skills that are essential to a career in foods manufacturing, food service, community health and medical nutrition.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the M.S. in Integrative Nutrition degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Generate whole-person, patient-centered nutrition care plans using functional and integrative medicine core principles.
  2. Effectively interpret and incorporate information from evidence-based reports and research to inform personalized treatment plans.
  3. Evaluate and apply business principles in the context of operating a successful integrative nutrition practice, medicine practice or within an organization.
  4. Integrate and apply nutrition, metabolism, clinical research and culinary fundamentals into integrative medicine patient-care plans.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to ongoing adherence to ethical and professional standards.
  • Nutrition Science Concentration

NFS 510: Advanced Nutritional Counseling and Education 

Students will learn advanced communication skills and topics in dietetics; use of appropriate education theory, techniques, and media in nutrition education, counseling theories and negotiation, interviewing, and counseling skills in individual and group counseling will be emphasized.

NFS 530: Principles of Integrative and Functional Nutrition 

This course will expand upon the knowledge of basic nutrition science and emphasizes integrative and functional approach to nutrition. The course reviews the fundamental principles and perspectives of conventional, traditional, integrative, and functional medical models to identify best practices for nutritional care. Concepts and tools used within these practices and how they align with the integrative practitioner’s goal for personalized, whole-person, relationship-centered, and environmentally sensitive care will be discussed.

NFS 580: Nutrigenomics

This course discusses the interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioactives on gene expression. The course explores understanding of how nutrients interact with the genome and the mechanism of action of nutraceuticals and dietary supplements in cells. Novel treatment of important diseases may be addressed through improved nutrition or the development of targeted health promoting foods and beverages. Students will learn about the current technologies and genetics testing modalities.

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Akua Amankwaah, PhD, RDN

Associate Professor of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Office Phone: 951-552-8458
Office Location: Health Sciences Campus, H 136

Janet Bonome, Dr.PH

Associate Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-2176
Office Location: Health Science Campus H140

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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Pre-Candidate Accreditation Statement


California Baptist University has applied to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to open a new and innovative program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Fall 2025.

Our eligibility application was accepted by ACEND* and we are in the candidacy process for our proposed Future Education Model MS Integrative Nutrition, Dietetics Concentration. The MS Integrative Nutrition, Dietetics Concentration is not accepting applications at this time but will do so upon successful completion of the eligibility application process if the program receives candidacy for accreditation status from ACEND.

Contact Dr. Janet Bonome at for more information.

*The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

The nutrition science concentration is currently accepting applications!

As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Health and Wellness Coach

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

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