New York Chiropractic College has received the "green light" from the New York State Education Department to deliver its Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN) program completely online. NYCC plans to convert the nutrition curriculum to an online, distance-learning, Web-based format via Desire2Learn (D2L) by September 2010.
NYCC's MSACN program is uniquely structured to provide a comprehensive professional education that will prepare graduates for employment in a variety of settings including private practice, integrative practice with other professionals, research, and industry consulting.
NYCC Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Mestan, DC, describes the new online initiative as "a successful team effort that significantly enhances practitioners' skills and benefits patients."
Designed for practicing chiropractors, current chiropractic students and all other qualified health care professionals (e.g., nurses, medical physicians, dentists), matriculants can complete this master's-level program entirely online in the comfort of their homes.
The online program, emphasizing an integrative and natural health care approach, distinguishes itself through an outstanding faculty, innovative and diverse curricula, and an emphasis on the applied use of clinical nutrition in disease prevention and management. This sort of advanced training enables practitioners to expand existing practices, offer more comprehensive treatment, and augment their professional success through interventions that incorporate diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle modifications.
"We're looking to teach healthcare practitioners who want to enhance their credentials and expand their practices by incorporating nutrition to address a myriad of health conditions," explained Anna Kelles, PhD, director of the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at NYCC, noting that nutrition is a fundamental building block in the success of all health care treatments.
Source: New York Chiropractic College