Jade Arellano, MSACN, CNS
Jade Arellano is the Director of our Clinical Nutrition Program. She is one of the country’s leading authorities on the science of nutrition. In combining her specialty in autoimmune and genetic disorders with her expertise in inflammatory disease, functional medicine and movement, she creates targeted treatment plans to wholly transform health.
With her B.S. in Medical Science, M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN), and now the coveted post-doctorate Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) designation, Jade has become a nationally sought-after holistic health practitioner. Her classes at the University of Oklahoma Health & Exercise Science Department are some of the most favored in the curriculum.
Through an intensive health evaluation including labwork, intake forms and one-to-one discussion, Jade tailors dynamic therapies unique to each person. Beyond precisely monitored prescriptions for nutritional supplements, botanicals, and food therapy, Jade prescribes movement plans and lifestyle changes to address the individual person as a whole. In this way she has been able to guide clients toward an entirely healthy and vital life.
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What is a MSACN?
MSACN is a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition. It “places emphasis on the principles of quality patient-centered care through the analysis of evidence and the utilization of the highest standards in nutritional assessment, intervention, the promotion of health, and case management.” This is a 2-year master’s degree program. The goals of education and patient care are:
- Evaluate the nutritional status and dietary needs of patients
- Apply the science behind the use of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals
- Identify what is sound, evidence-based nutrition information and recommendations
- Provide this sound, evidence-based nutritional advice within the scope of practice
- Understand the concept of food as medicine
What is a CNS?
“The Certified Nutrition Specialist designation is the gold standard for Advanced Nutrition Specialists. CNSs have fulfilled the most rigorous advanced-degree, education, experience, examination, and continuing education requirements. The CNS certification is held by clinical nutritionists, physicians and other advance-degreed healthcare professionals with a specialty in nutrition.
The CNS certification is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA accreditation distinguishes the CNS for its robust and reliable process for development, implementation, maintenance and governance of the certification. It is the most widely accepted certification by federal and state governments. Listed by the US Government’s Department of Labor as an advanced nutrition credential in the definition of the “Dietetics and Nutritionists” profession in its Occupational Outlook Handbook.