Clinical Nutrition Therapy

The clinical nutrition therapy concentration builds on the resources of the Stony Brook University Medical Center and advances knowledge and skills related to integration of pathophysiology and emerging evidence-based guidelines in the nutrition care process, including nutrition therapy for medically complex patients.  In addition, advanced counseling and educational skills are emphasized, as is the promotion of breastfeeding.  Selecting this concentration will maximize your preparation for a career in clinical nutrition in inpatient, outpatient and/or long term care facilities. 

Concentration Specific Competencies

CNT1:  Integrate pathophysiology and current emerging evidence-based guidelines into the nutrition care process.

CNT2:  Calculate, monitor, and evaluate complex enteral and parenteral nutrition regimes.

CNT3:  Conduct counseling and education for patients/clients with complex needs, considering cultural dietary habits, use of supplements, and use of integrative therapy.

CNT 4:  Promote and educate on all aspects of breast feeding from both an individual and public health perspective.

NOTE:  Opportunities are provided through a three week concentration-specific rotation, such as a dialysis center, a food bank or a community garden, to develop depth of knowledge and skills related to concentrations. 


Program Director:
Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, RD, CDN

Associate Director:
Lorraine Danowski, PhD, RD

Sponsored by:
Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine,
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University