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Certified Nutrition Specialists®️ practice science-based personalized nutrition therapy to power people to better health. UNE helps you earn this advanced certification.

Become a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®)

The University of New England partners with the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists® (BCNS®) to ensure curriculum standards that prepare the next generation of nutrition professionals to lead their communities as trusted health sources. And helps qualify students to earn the advanced CNS® credential. 

The University of New England’s Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program fulfills all of the current academic requirements for the CNS. BCNS requires a graduate degree in the field of nutrition from a regionally accredited university, specific coursework, and 1,000 hours of supervised experience. 

Earning the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) demonstrates advanced skills & knowledge in the nutrition field, earns you the most advanced certification for personalized nutrition, and designates expertise in medical nutrition therapy.

M.S. Applied Nutrition at UNE

- 100% online - designed for busy professionals, working full-time
- 36 credit hour program - able to complete in 2 years
- Customize your course plan or choose from these focus areas:

  • Nutrition and Disease Prevention
  • Obesity and Health Promotion
  • Sustainable Nutrition NEW!


Access our FREE guide to earning the CNS®

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