Accelerated Bachelor to Master's of Science in Nutrition

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Earn both degrees at a lower cost, and gain faster entry into the employment market with the Accelerated Bachelor to Master’s Nutrition degree.

Food truly is medicine. Our nutrition program is focused on whole, unprocessed foods and traditional diets, and our philosophy that Food is Medicine is represented in every course. Become an expert in holistic nutrition with our accelerated program.

Beginning in fall 2019, highly qualified students may apply for acceptance into the three-year bachelor to master’s program. Upon successful completion of the requirements, students will earn a BScN degree at the end of the second year and a master’s in nutrition (MScN) degree at the end of the third academic year.

Student Experience

“Helping people become holistically healthy,” Amber Anderson, MScN (’16), talks about her experience at NUNM and learning a holistic approach to nutrition.

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Faculty Highlight

Dulcinea Childs, MSN

Professor Childs has been an adjunct faculty member at the National University of Natural Medicine for the past four years. Serving as an educator and mentor to students in intro/advanced nutrition, diet and disease and graduate level courses in business and childhood nutrition.

“I appreciate educating a new generation of nutrition students, to help them incorporate whole foods nutrition into their own professional journeys and bring these tenants to a larger audience. It is inspiring to work with students as they push me to continue to research, learn and always bring up new questions and thoughts I have not considered.”

Professor Childs received a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Alabama, her registered dietitian license through an accredited program at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Cornell University. She currently provides nutrition counseling for those struggling with morbid obesity. This work inspired her to focus her graduate studies on childhood nutrition; how/what/when foods are introduced, how our food relationships begin to develop in early childhood and how we can help create a positive food foundation and prevent disease starting with children.

  • BScN\MScN

    Admissions Requirements for BScN\MScN

    A GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Prerequisite Courses

    Students may apply to the programs while still completing their prerequisite coursework and may receive conditional admittance pending successful completion of those courses. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have either 60 semester or 90 quarter credits before beginning coursework at NUNM. All applicants must have completed the general education requirements of the previously-attended institution. Within these general education requirements, NUNM has specific requirements. These are outlined below.

    General Biology3One academic year of General or Principles of Biology. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students and include labs. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
    General Chemistry3One academic year of General or Principles of Chemistry. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students and include labs. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
    Mathematics1Must be algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
    English Composition2
    Social Sciences3Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement. One of these courses must be human psychology.
    Humanities3Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
    Oral Communication/Public Speaking1Courses in oral communication and public speaking will satisfy this requirement.
    Electives3A maximum of 3 quarter or 2 semester credits of physical education may be applied.
    • General Biology — 3 Courses
      One academic year of General or Principles of Biology. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students and include labs. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
    • General Chemistry — 3 Courses
      One academic year of General or Principles of Chemistry. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students and include labs. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
    • Mathematics — 1 Course
      Must be algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
    • English Composition — 2 Courses
    • Social Sciences — 3 Courses
      Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement. One of these courses must be human psychology.
    • Humanities — 3 Courses
      Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
    • Oral Communication/Public Speaking — 1 Course
      Courses in oral communication and public speaking will satisfy this requirement.
    • Electives — 3 Courses
      A maximum of 3 quarter or 2 semester credits of physical education may be applied.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

    Credit Requirements

    Students must have a minimum of 90 undergraduate quarter credits (60 undergraduate semester credits), including coursework in basic sciences and general education. Please contact an admissions counselor for details.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the BScN\MScN Program

    • Personal Statement

      Please share a little bit about yourself and your background along with what interests you about receiving your undergraduate degree from NUNM. (maximum of 1200 words, double spaced)

    • BScN\MScN: Qualifications

      What do you believe makes you a quality candidate for the 3-year BScN to MScN program? (1 page, double spaced)

    Estimated Program Cost

    First-Year Tuition & Fees for BScN\MScN*
    Credits44
    Cost/Credit$239
    Tuition$10,516
    Fees**$470
    Total$10,986

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2019-2020 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

    Total BScN\MScN Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      112

    • Elective credits

      18

    • Total required credits

      130

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