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University of Western States Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
University of Western States

Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

Portland, USA

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 687 / per quarter

Distance Learning


The Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program is clinically-focused and online, with emphasis on treating conditions and risk factors using dietary and nutritional interventions. Communities are struggling with an increasing burden of chronic, complex illnesses – many of which are perpetuated by suboptimal nutrition. To address the most challenging patient cases, we need expert practitioners, doctors of clinical nutrition, who can apply advanced evaluation and treatment strategies to find the underlying drivers of illness and help to resolve them. For this reason, our Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program utilizes a functional medicine model, enabling students to integrate the best available scientific evidence with a comprehensive, whole-person care approach. With this knowledge, doctors of clinical nutrition can also develop targeted, individualized prevention plans to help reduce the risk of chronic illness and support optimal physical, mental and emotional well-being for the patients and clients they serve.

Program Highlights:

  • Regionally-accredited program offered in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
  • Rigorous, clinically-applicable curriculum that is continually reviewed and updated with new research and findings.
  • Patient-centered approach to helping people achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
  • 100-percent online format.
  • Interactive online learning experience featuring distinguished instructors and dedicated course facilitators to help you succeed.
  • Eligible for financial aid.



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