Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition

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To Obtain Optimal Health, Nutrition Matters.

Over the past few decades, we have grown more attuned to listening to what our bodies have been telling us — 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 (MSACN) at New York Chiropractic College is built on the foundation of using holistic nutrition as a primary means of reaching and maintaining optimal health and form.

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

  • Earn your Master’s in Applied Clinical Nutrition 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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You can earn your nutrition degree in as little as two years with flexible online classes. Students typically enroll in six credits of coursework during each 15-week trimester over these two years. Coursework covers macro- and micronutrients, nutritional assessment, the use of herbs, therapeutic nutrition, and the effects that human behaviors and drug-induced nutritional depletions may have on 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 (grade C or better). Overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. While not required, it is highly recommended that applicants have a science or healthcare background.


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 dietetic assessment, intervention, the promotion of health, and case management.

You might ask, "how do I become a clinical nutritionist?" With our 100% online program you will learn to apply the knowledge and skills needed to become a clinical nutritionist by utilizing a broad spectrum of assessment and nutritional therapeutic options. You will analyze and discuss case histories -- including dietary patterns, physiology, and lifestyles -- 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:

NOTE: The M.S. in Applied Nutrition Program 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.