NYIT offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)/Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (M.S.) program.
The five-year, dual D.O./M.S. degree provides didactic knowledge at the interface of clinical medicine and nutrition, and develops skills to utilize nutrition in the practice of preventative medicine, wellness and total body care. In the first three years, students study preclinical medical science integrated with courses on the molecular and cellular roles of nutrients in maintaining health and preventing disease. Coursework in physical nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling, and nutrition support enhances student ability to access nutrition resources for patients. Interactive discussions with nutrition faculty and colleagues provide students with an understanding that nutrient status can be altered by the patient’s genetic profile, underlying disease processes, concurrent drug and medical therapy, and lifestyle. Students complete the didactic component of the D.O./M.S. in three years and two summers.
As students enter their clinical years, they have multiple opportunities to develop skill in recognizing nutrient alterations individual patients and in devising nutrient interventions appropriate to each case. Under faculty guidance, students access nutrition support for patients in acute and chronic conditions, and critically evaluate the plethora of nutrition information available to patients and professionals on the Internet and in the new media. Upon successful completion of the D.O./M.S. program, student s are eligible to apply for credentialing as physician nutrition specialist.
Interested applicants should call 516.686.3762 or send their inquiries to:
Office of the Registrar
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Serota Building, Room 222
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000