NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Nutrition Program 121 Application Procedures The Office of Admissions processes applications on a yearround 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 • p rovide 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.) • s ubmit official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education C oursework 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. A pplicants 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 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Nutrition Admissions 3300 S. University Drive, PO Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 Upon receipt of the completed application and required materials, the Committee on Admissions will review the application and the applicant’s file and make recommendations to the program director. The director will submit a 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. Certified Nutrition Specialists The M.S. in Nutrition degree is approved to meet 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 to meet individual goals. Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes 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 nondegreeseeking 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 • o fficial 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 nondegree-seeking students, students wish to become degree seeking, they must apply to the Master of Science in Nutrition Program as new students and meet all the requirements for admission. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix NUT that were taken as nondegree-seeking students can be applied toward the degree. Nondegree-seeking students can enroll only in a maximum of four courses or 12 credit hours. International Applicants International students who wish to be considered for admissions must submit official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts. (Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found at nova.edu/internationalaffairs/students/prospective /credentialservices.) Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The standardized tests listed below currently satisfy the university’s English requirement for nonnative English speakers. • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 213 on the computer-based test or 79–80 on the Internet- based test • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.0 on the test module • Pearson Test of English—Academic: score of 54 • GMAT: score of 450