NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

130 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Nutrition Program 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. International Applicants International studentswhowish 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. • T est of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 213 on the computer-based test or 79–80 on the Internet- based test • I nternational 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 • G RE: score of 1000 (old format) or score of 306 (new format) • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT): score of at least 500 in the reading section • A merican College Test (ACT): score of at least 20 on the verbal section • Duolingo English Proficiency: score of at least 100 Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied to. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website (osteopathic.nova.edu/ms-nutrition). HPD students are required to maintain health insurance. Fees are applied, unless waived by the student, who has obtained coverage elsewhere. An NSU Student Services Fee of $250 (less than 4 credits) or $500 (4 credits or more) per semester, not to exceed $1,500 annually is also required. An Osteopathic General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. Additionally, a $30 Registration Fee is required each semester. A commencement fee of $100 is charged at the time of graduation. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Financial Aid NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their educational pursuit. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of education. These financial assistance programs are described on our website (nova.edu/financialaid). Transfer of Credits Applicants or enrollees of the Master of Science in Nutrition program may petition for a transfer of a maximum of 6 credit hours toward their degree from a regionally accredited institution for degree-seeking students. To be considered for transfer of credit, courses must have been completed less than three years prior to the beginning of the student’s first semester in the program and can’t apply to the degree conferral of any other academic program. All courses to be transferredmust be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the program, as determined by the program director and appropriate faculty members. All courses considered for transfer into the program must have been successfully completed with a grade of B (80 percent) or better. Transfer course grades are not calculated toward the student’s grade point average. An accepted applicant to the programwho wishes to receive transfer credit must submit a written request and the appropriate verification documents (e.g., official transcripts, syllabi, and catalogs) to the program director. Graduation Requirements Current graduation requirements for the Master of Science in Nutrition Program can be found in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Handbook at https://osteopathic.nova.edu/publications/forms/kpcom _student_handbook_2022.pdf. Curriculum Requirements The curriculum has been developed to include education and communication, interprofessional care, research, and nutrition leadership. The didactic courses will be offered online using synchronous meetings hosted by faculty members (using NSU’s web-based learning management system), as well as on-site. Courses will incorporate the most recent technologies, such as webinars, class polling, video capture, and other interactive modalities. Curriculum outlines of the general program and specific concentrations are provided in the next section.

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