Maryland University of Integrative Health, of Laurel, will begin offering its Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program entirely online for students starting in fall 2022. This new format reduces the overall cost of attendance and provides greater access to the DCN degree program, which was previously offered in the hybrid format and required in-person visits to campus. 

This professionally-oriented clinical doctoral program is grounded in an integrative and functional nutrition approach. It is one of only two integrative DCN programs in the U.S. and uses a holistic, flexible and personalized nutrition approach to address the unique health goals and needs of individuals. 

Students acquire a clinical skill set and knowledge base that prepares them to create personalized nutrition care plans which move people towards greater holistic health. They have opportunities to build their professional portfolios by completing rigorous case reports and preparing original clinical nutrition manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The program addresses five of the six trends in nutrition noted by the American Nutrition Association in 2021 immune resilience, microbiome boom, mental health nutrition, new directions in nutrition research, high-tech innovations and equipping practitioners for the future.