The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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OPEN HOUSE: Medical Nutrition Program for Health Professionals Friday 9/12/2014




Why This Plate?

Nutrition revealed.

Do you want to integrate nutrition into your practice?

Nutrition contributes to at least 6 of the 10 leading causes of death and medical nutrition is increasingly becoming sought after by both patients and providers. Yet current medical education lacks training for its use in patient management. The Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University bridges this gap.

Introducing the Medical Nutrition Program for Health Professionals.

The program starts with one-year of blended online/on-ground coursework, which meets one weekend per month, with additional online components. It includes an applied, comprehensive focus on nutrition biochemistry, growth, development and aging, medical nutrition therapy, clinical nutrition, and counseling techniques. What you learn over the weekend, can be put into practice the following Monday. The courses combine didactic lectures, research discussions, and counseling exercises to enable the effective and immediate application of evidence-based nutrition guidelines, as well as an opportunity to collaborate with peers in the learning process. After one year, you will earn a Certification of Professional Achievement in Medical Nutrition and can then opt to continue for a Masters of Science degree, which entails additional blended online/on-ground coursework and a guided thesis project tailored to your own area of interest.

Attend an Open House:

September 12, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm

Columbia University Medical Center
Institute of Human Nutrition
630 W 168 Street
15th fl. Suite 1512 - (PH 15-1512)
New York, NY 10032 

To RSVP for an open house or for more information, contact:

Claire Zimmeck: (

or visit our website.




Key Features:

  • A focus on how nutrition and physical activity contribute to major diseases such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
  • In-depth training on underlying biochemistry, physiology and psychosocial aspects of nutrition which can immediately be integrated into clinical practice.
  • Topics will include best practices for nutritional management, and the evidence base of the dietary guidelines and management of CHD, obesity and diabetes
  • Research discussions to learn how to critically analyze the medical nutrition literature, as well as the latest nutrition fad that arises
  • Strong emphasis on the theory and practice of behavior change, and extensive opportunities to develop plans for your patient in practice
  • The opportunity to transfer credits into the master of science program, for those interested in continuing on for a masters degree.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™



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