The Program

The Joint Program allows naturopathic medicine students to pursue the M.S. in Human Nutrition while they are working on the N.D. degree.


Student must be in good academic standing and have a QPR of 3.0 or greater
Completion of Naturopathic Medicine studies 5th semester
Apply to MS program 4th semester
Recommendation of UBCNM Dean or Associate Dean

Entry Requirements

Completed Application (fee waived)
Entry Point: July and November (Fourth Term of the Nutrition Program)

Transfer of Credit/Courses Waived

560A- Pathophysiologic Basis of Metabolic Diseases –4 credits
Exempted by NCS 621
560B- Biochemistry of Nutrition – 4 credits
Exempted by NBS 514 and 524
560C- Vitamins and Minerals – 3 credits
Exempted by NNT 611 and 621
560D- Clinical Biochemistry – 3 credits
Exempted by CPLD
560E- Assessment of Nutrition – 3 credits
Exempted by NCS 622 CPLD II
560M-Evidence Based Nutrition-3 credits
Exempted by NRS 511, NRS 521 and/or NBS 522/523
560K Virtual Clinic-4 credits
Exempted by  NCE 700 and 800 courses
560P Botanical Medicine-3 credits
Exempted by NBM 611 and 621
Total credits waived  27 credits
*Note: Transfer credit requires a “B” or better in corresponding UBCNM coursework

Required Nutrition Credits

560H- Developmental Nutrition – 3 credits
Term 4-Fall/Spring
560G Lifelong Healing with Food – 4 credits
560I Functional Medicine Nutrition – 3 credits
Term 5 Spring/Summer
560F Nutritional Therapeutics – 4 credits
Term 5 Spring/Summer

Total credits required : 14

Sample Schedule

For ND students who begin their program in Fall semester:
Spring after 5th semester
560H and I
560F and I
560I can be taken here if not able to complete in 6th semester

For ND students who begin their program in Spring semester:
Fall after 5th semester
560H and G

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