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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Nutritional Medicine - MSc (NM) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand nutritional medicine degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All Nutritional Medicine classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (NM) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes.


    Why Study Nutritional Medicine?

    This program is the first university-level, evidence-based Masters degree course in this subject outside United Kingdom and is appropriate for health practitioners interested in the role of nutrition in disease prophylaxis and management.

    Nutritional medicine is a new field in medicine that includes clinical nutrition but is wider in scope, covering aspects of nutrition via the role it plays in illness, wellbeing, lifecycle and ageing. The program is delivered by leading experts at the cutting edge of nutritional research and practice, providing evidence-based teaching with an applied approach. No equivalent program exists elsewhere outside the UK at present.

    Students will gain a deep understanding of the complex relationships between nutrition and diseases. They will learn to take a critical and scholarly approach to theory, practice, literature and research findings, resulting in a greater understanding of the range and potential of the nutritional management of disease.

    This program prepares graduates to practice in a wide range of clinical, consulting and industry settings. The program emphasizes an integrative approach to healthcare.



    Why Choose to Study Nutritional Medicine at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the only online on-demand affordable MSc program in Nutritional Medicine. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Nutritional Medicine without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (NM) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Nutritional Medicine is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Nutritional Medicine (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    NM501 Fundamentals of Nutritional Medicine SN502 Supplementation & Whole Food Nutrition
    PN501 Preventive Nutrition NM502 Nutritional Clinical Management
    ND501 Nutritional Diagnosis & Symptomology WM502 Weight Management
    NP501 Nutritional Pathology MM502 Nutritional management of musculoskeletal Disorders
    DT501 Detoxification & Biotransformation Pathways TH502 Thesis & research project