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Concentrating on Nutrition

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences has added a nutrition concentration for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Integrative Medicine.

Eating an unhealthy diet is the main contributor to the global burden of disease, according to the World Health Organization. Nutrition is key to the prevention of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. However, surveys routinely report that these health care providers feel unprepared to counsel their patients on nutrition. The MSHS in Integrative Medicine with a concentration in nutrition was designed to fill this knowledge gap and help providers and those in health-related professions obtain mastery of nutrition and nutrition counseling.

The course prepares students to design and lead outcomes research — a critical need for the field. Students also have the opportunity to develop a business plan focused on delivery of integrative medicine and nutrition with the help of industry experts.