Thomas Jefferson University

Integrative Nutrition Advanced Practice Certificate

Marcus Institute of Integrative Health

The Integrative Nutrition Advanced Practice Certificate will provide the knowledge for healthcare professionals to develop a patient-centered care plan using biometric data and evidence based nutritional lifestyle medicine approaches to improve patient outcomes. 

program length

3 Semesters

program length


application deadline

January 5, 2020

Program Start Date

January 13, 2020

The Institute of Emerging Health Professions and The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health are joining forces to introduce integrative health education for clinicians and healthcare professionals. The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, established in 2017, includes the historic first and only department of "Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences", housed within a medical college. At the Marcus Institute, leading clinicians in the field combine the best of modern medicine with functional, integrative health approaches designed to empower patients, add value to their treatment plans, and enhance health performance and vitality.



At Jefferson, Integrative Medicine is a new physician specialty, and "integrative health" includes the combined medical services and wellness therapies that are utilized in our practice to improve overall health status. The Integrative Nutrition Advanced Practice Certificate is unique in that it provides a foundation in nutritional science, as well as clinical and integrative applications of diets and specific nutrients. With an increasingly high-demand for nutrition education among physicians and many other health professionals, learners will be better equipped to address nutrition as a tool for improving overall health outcomes across a wide range of patients. 


Developed and instructed by industry experts, the program consists of three, online 9-credit courses. This graduate certificate program was developed specifically for licensed, or soon to be, healthcare providers.

Course Name Credit Hours
Foundations in Integrative Nutrition 3
Functional Genomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics


Advanced Concepts in Integrative Nutrition 3

Program Details

Academic Year: 2019-2020

Start Date: January 13, 2020

Tuition Cost: $1,150 per credit

Contact Us

Program Contact


Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD                                Director of Academic Programs                          Dept. of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences                                            Marcus Institute of Integrative Health                                                                   Office: 215-503-8506                                                                                             Cell: 518-495-2796

Admissions Contact


Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155