What will I learn?

The Human Nutrition Program provides a biochemical and physiological study of nutrition and its role in health and disease. Students gain skill in counseling in alternative and complementary medicine using nutritional strategies. The program further explores the role of nutrition as a preventive, adjunctive, alternative strategy for the prevention and amelioration of specific health conditions.

The Joint program allows chiropractic students to pursue the M.S. in Human Nutrition while they are working on the D.C. degree.

Transfer Credits Awarded

560A-Pathophysiologic Basis of Metabolic Diseases-4 credits

Exempted by PA 611 and PA 622

560B-Biochemistry of Nutrition- 4 credits

Exempted by BCS 511 and BC 612

560C Vitamins and Minerals 3 credits

Exempted by CN621 and CN712

560D-Clinical Biochemistry– 3 credits

Exempted by DX 624

560M Evidence Based Nutrition 3 credits

Exempted by PP624 and MB623

Courses Required

560E-Assessments of Nutritional Status- 3 credits

Term 2 Spring or Summer

560G Lifelong Healing with Food- 4 credits

Term 3 Fall or Summer

560H-Developmental Nutrition- 3 credits

Term 4 fall or Spring

560I-Functional Medicine and Nutrition -3 credits

Term 5 spring or Summer

560F-Nutritional Therapeutics- 4 credits

Term 5 Spring or Summer

560K-Virtual Clinic-(online)- 4 credits

Term 6 Fall Spring

Sample Schedule Options

Begin in Nutrition Institute’s spring semester following UBCC’s fall (5th) semester

Spring following 5th semester

  • 460E and H
  • Summer
  • 460I and F
  • Fall
  • 460G and P
  • Spring
  • 460K

Begin in Nutrition Institute’s summer semester following UBCC’s spring (5th) semester

Summer following 5th semester

  • 560E and G
  • Fall
  • 560H and P
  • Spring
  • 460 F and I
  • Fall
  • 560K

Which department am I in?

Nutrition Institute

Study options

Full Time (Total credits required 24)

Tuition fees
USD $825 per credit hour (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


Nutrition Institute

126 Park Avenue,



6604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their Bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma.

For international students


  • Student must be in good academic standing and have a QPR of 3.0 or greater
  • Completion of chiropractic studies 5th semester
  • Apply to MS program 4th semester
  • Entry Point: Third Term of Nutrition Program – to complete your MS at the same time as your DC you must take 2 courses in each of our terms as outlined below, Fall, Spring and Summer from 5th semester on of chiropractic school.

Those whose native language is not English are also required to show English language proficiency. You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (postgraduates); A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates); An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112; An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5; A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 77 or above for graduates; A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above; Minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (postgraduates).

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio