Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Nutrition Program 117 Application Procedures The Office of Admissions processes applications on a year- round basis. Students are admitted on a rolling basis each term. To be considered by the admissions committee, all applicants must • complete the online application • send the nonrefundable application fee of $50 • provide one letter of recommendation (Additional letters of recommendation may be considered, especially if they represent a candidate’s abilities to succeed in a graduate academic program.) • submit official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization. Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found by going to the website at nova.edu /internationalstudents/prospective/credentialservices.html. Applicants to the Professional Practice Concentration must also complete a successful interview. Application to the program does not guarantee an invitation to interview or acceptance. Please mail all supplemental admissions material to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Nutrition Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 Upon receipt of the completed application and required materials, the Committee on Admissions will review the application and the applicant’s file andmake recommendations to the program director. The director will submit his or her recommendation on admission to the dean. The final decision on admission is made by the dean of NSU-KPCOM. Should you have any questions, please call (954) 262-1850. Professional Practice Concentration The Master of Science in Nutrition degree can meet the future standards of practice for registered dietitian nutritionists that take effect in 2024 and require a minimum level of preparation with a master’s degree in nutrition or a similar field. Those applicants seeking eligibility for entry-level practice should consider the Professional Practice Concentration (74 credit hours). This is a coordinated graduate degree program, providing about 1,200 hours in supervised experiential learning, approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)® to prepare registered dietitian nutritionists. Please consult local licensing and scope of practice laws to determine what training and credentials are required in the intended state of practice. Refer to the curriculum outline for details. Certified Nutrition Specialists TheM.S. in Nutrition degree is approved tomeet the educational requirements to qualify for the credential of Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). The Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) requires a graduate degree in the field of nutrition from a regionally accredited university, specific coursework, and 1,000 hours of supervised practice experience. The BCNS reviews each candidate individually—including descriptions of current courses being taken, transcripts, and experience— to determine eligibility. This program may provide up to 300 hours of supervised practice experience, depending on courses taken. Interested candidates should work with an academic adviser to determine the best options tomeet individual goals. Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is onewhowishes to take courses in the Master of Science in Nutrition program, but does not intend to pursue the master’s degree at the time of application. This short-term status is a beneficial option to attend classes within the program as an exploratory step or engage with the program faculty members and students while the nondegree- seeking student prepares final prerequisites to move forward with the full degree plan. The nondegree-seeking student must provide the following admissions requirements in order to take classes in the Master of Science in Nutrition program: • a completed online application form • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education Nondegree-seeking students are not guaranteed future acceptance into the Master of Science in Nutrition program. If, after taking classes in the program as a nondegree-seeking student, the student wishes to become degree seeking, he or she must apply to the Master of Science in Nutrition program as a new student andmeet all the requirements for admission. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix NUT that were taken as a nondegree-seeking student will be automatically applied toward the degree. Nondegree seeking students can enroll only in a maximum of four courses or 12 credit hours.