2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative and Functional Nutrition, CAS

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Dr. Sudha Raj, Graduate Program Director
562 White Hall
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

Program Description

The underlying theme of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative and Functional Nutrition is to educate and train nutrition and other health professionals in personalized approaches to health and wellness by enhancing their understanding of nutrition within the context of the individual’s genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors through educational training that is evidence based using the Nutrition Care Process and Model.


The CAS will be open to current graduate students in Nutrition Science at Syracuse University, current nutrition graduate students from other universities, practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in nutrition and other health professionals. A minimum GPA of 3.0 will be required.

International students with degrees in food and nutrition science or biological sciences will be expected to provide GRE scores (verbal >140 and quantitative >140) and TOEFL (>100) or IELTS scores (>7) taken within the past 5 years.

Eligibility requirement: To be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), a student must be matriculated in the certificate program for at least one semester.  Matriculation may not be backdated.

Financial Support

CAS programs in the Falk College are not eligible for graduate assistantships or tuition scholarship credits.


The Nutrition program is located on the 5th floor of the Falk Complex (White Hall).

Program Requirements

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer a maximum of 25 percent of credits, or a total of 3 credit hours. Substituted/transferred course work should cover material equivalent to that which is covered in the relevant required course. Substitution/transfer requests will need to be approved by the graduate committee for Nutrition programs.

Part-time Study

Students may matriculate as part-time students.

Satisfactory Progress

Certification for an advanced degree at Syracuse University requires a minimum average of 3.0 for work comprising the program for the degree and a 2.8 average for all credits earned.

Total Credits Required: 12

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