Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition

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In the Pursuit of Optimal Health, Nutrition Matters.

Over the past few decades, we have grown more attuned to listening to what our bodies have been telling us for millennia — we want natural, real, good and whole foods. The more research conducted, and the more we understand about the unbreakable connection between intake and function, the more aware we become of the great role proper nourishment plays in our well-being.

The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College is built on the foundation of using whole-food nutrition as a primary means of reaching and maintaining optimal health and perfect form.

Why get your M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition from NYCC?

  • Earn your master’s degree 100% online in as little as 2 years.
  • Become an expert in science-based, whole-foods approaches to optimal health and performance.
  • Manage your life, work, and studies in a program designed to support flexible learning.
  • Study with faculty who teach, mentor, and are seen as some of the preeminent practitioners in the world.
  • Build your credentials in a rapidly expanding field.


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Students typically enroll in six credits of coursework each 15-week trimester over the course of two years. Coursework covers macro- and micronutrients, nutritional assessment, the use of herbs, therapeutic nutrition, and the effects that human behaviors and drug-induced nutrition depletions may have on health and wellness.




  • Candidates are required to have successfully completed 90 semester hours (or 136 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
  • At least nine credit hours shall consist of the biosciences (C or better).
  • Overall grade point average must be 2.5 or higher.
  • While a background in healthcare is not required in order to be accepted into the program, it is highly recommended that applicants have a science or healthcare background to garner the most from the program.


The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition program places emphasis on the principles of quality patient-centered care through the analysis of evidence and the utilization of the highest standards in nutritional assessment, intervention, the promotion of health, and case management.

Learn to apply the knowledge and skills needed to become a clinical nutritionist by utilizing a broad spectrum of assessment and nutritional therapeutic options. Analyze and discuss case histories including dietary patterns, physiology, and lifestyle to provide insights into a patient’s health status. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to design personalized prevention, treatment, and intervention programs incorporating diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation recommendations (e.g., vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other nutritional products), and therapeutic and detoxification programs.

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Career Opportunities.

Prepare for a career in nutrition with the highest standards of assessment, intervention, health promotion, and case management. New York Chiropractic College MSACN alumni can be found working independently in private practice, for chiropractic clinics, outpatient care centers, nursing homes, fitness facilities, community centers, and more. 


As a regionally accredited master’s degree, the MSACN program meets the majority or all of the didactic requirements to sit for several important national certification exams. The following links outline the benefits and provide details for each national certification:

The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition is not designed to lead to the Registered Dietician (RD) credential. Graduates of the program may not, without holding the appropriate certification, use the term Certified Dietician or Certified Nutritionist in New York State.

16% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs for nutritionists to grow by 16% by 2024, much faster than the national average.
7+ countries NYCC has students from all over the world who earn their master’s online — at their convenience, from their location.