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Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.
The Master of Science in Nutrition degree program evaluates overall quality of its applicants, considering academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge of health care, professional experience, and recommendation.
Criteria for admission
Pre-requisites Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university with a passing grade of “C” or higher.
PLEASE NOTE: Prospective candidates interested in the future professional practice pathway to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, which is currently under accreditation review, will also need 3 semester credits in Human Nutrition, 3 semester credits in Microbiology and a successful interview with faculty. This is a preliminary notice as of July 1, 2018 of the expected requirements for entry. More information will be posted as final approvals are granted by the Accreditation Council on Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The Office of Admissions considers applications on a year-round basis. All applicants must:
Upon receipt of the completed application and required materials, the Committee on Admissions will review the applicant's file and make recommendations to the program director. All final decisions on admission are made by the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Please mail all supplemental admissions material to: Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) College of Osteopathic Medicine Master of Science in Nutrition Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
Non-degree Seeking Students
A non-degree 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. The non-degree seeking student must provide the following admissions requirements in order to take classes in the Master of Science in Nutrition Program:
Non-degree seeking students are not guaranteed future acceptance into the Master of Science in Nutrition Program. If after taking classes in the program,non-degree seeking students may become degree seeking status by applying to the M.S. in Nutrition program as a new student and meeting all the requirements for admission. If accepted into the degree program, appropriate credits taken as a nondegree-seeking student will be applied automatically toward the degree. Non-degree seeking students can enroll only in a maximum of 4 courses or 12 credit hours.
International students who wish to be considered for admissions must submit official course-by-course evaluation of all foreign transcripts (Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found here. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency in accordance with the University's policies.