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Graduate Certificates / Master of Health Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition

Our programs are designed for healthcare and wellness professionals:

  • Doctors of Chiropractic
  • Acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine Practitioners
  • Physicians, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness Coaches
  • Athletic and Personal Trainers
  • Students currently enrolled at Northwestern
  • Other public health and wellness professionals

Admission requirements:

A 2.5 minimum GPA is required in all circumstances.

Completion of a bachelor's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited university prior to enrolling in either of the certificates or master's degree programs. Completion of an undergraduate biology, chemistry or physiology course – with a minimum of a C grade – prior to enrolling.

Non-program students: Completion of 60 undergraduate credits, which at a minimum include an undergraduate biology, chemistry or physiology course – with a minimum of a C grade – prior to enrolling in any of the graduate-level courses.  Students may take the four core courses as a non-program student; however, these students will still need to complete an application for the Nutrition program as a non-degree-seeking student.

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