Department of Nutrition
Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science FAQs
No, we do not require the GRE for the Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science.
Students admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science are non-degree seeking students. Non-degree seeking students do not qualify for financial aid.
The number of continuing education credits varies based upon your profession and the credentials you hold. For example, according to the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Registered Dietitians can earn 15 CPEU's for each 1 semester of academic credit taken.
There is not an "all online" option. The Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science is offered as a hybrid program which includes both online content and face-to-face meeting sessions for each course.
The face-to-face portion of courses in the Graduate Certificate program are typically offered in evenings on weekdays or during the daytime on weekend days.
If you don't have a 3.0 GPA from your undergraduate degree, you can still apply to our program. You may be able to be "admitted with requirements." Requirements to stay in the program include maintaining a 3.0 GPA your first semester of courses.
Can I transfer my Graduate Certificate coursework into the MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics program?
Yes, you can! Students accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Science take 12 credits of graduate level coursework in the program. All 12 of these credits may also be applied to the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree. However, to transfer from the Grad Certificate program to the MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, students must re-apply and pay a new application fee in order to become degree seeking. Completing coursework as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee admission into a degree program.