Clinical Nutrition

Clinical nutrition is concerned with therapeutic uses for nutrition, usually in medical settings as part of a complete health care program. Clinical nutritionists create effective nutrition plans that work toward health outcomes such as disease prevention and treatment, strengthening of the immune system, and nourishment of those unable to care for themselves.The clinical nutrition program at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers students an opportunity to earn a master's degree in clinical nutrition and is conducted completely online.

Although  NYIT does not offer an undergraduate degree in nutrition, we offer several courses in nutrition as part of our bachelor level  Health Sciences offerings. Course descriptions can be found here.

Mission of the MS in Clinical Nutrition

The Clinical Nutrition program offers an all online graduate program to meet a variety of professional needs. The Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition is a clinically focused program that integrates biomedical and nutrition sciences to develop an understanding of medical nutrition therapy. The program is available in a flexible format that can be accessed by students from diverse backgrounds.

Overview of the Program
Program Learning Outcomes

    Examine nutrient characteristics, food sources, bioavailability and utilization of nutrients within the body.
    Formulate plans for maximizing wellness and prevention of chronic disease.
    Assess pathophysiology, risk factors and clinical manifestation of diseases related to nutrition.
    Evaluate the normal and therapeutic nutrition needs of adults and children and design appropriate dietary plans based on individual and group needs.
    Review, evaluate and critique professional nutrition research and resources.
    Compose written and oral presentations geared to lay and professional audiences.

Program is 36 Credits and can be competed at the student's  own pace. See our  Program in Clinical Nutrition Student Handbook as well as curriculum information.

Information about current tution can be found here . Please visit our Financial aid page to learn more about our Alumni Recognition award for students who completed undergraduate studies at NYIT and our Graduate Scholar Award for students with undergraduate GPAs above 3.3 applying from all colleges.

Please note that this program does not include all coursework and clinical experience for becoming a registered dietitian. Requirements for state licensure/certification vary from state and this program alone is sufficient for licensure/certification in many states. For more information on credentialing, please see FAQs.

More information is available by contacting the program director, Dr. Mindy Haar, at


Applying to the Clinical Nutrition Graduate Program?

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Contact us with any questions about the application process.

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