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Students must have a bachelor’s degree in any field and the following prerequisites or their equivalents in order to be eligible to apply:

  • Physiology, 4 credits
  • Introduction to Nutrition, 3 credits

Admission Requirements

For admission to full, unrestricted status, the applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree program with an overall quality point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (based on a 4.0 scale).

An applicant with a GPA of less than 3.0 in overall undergraduate and professional programs but with favorable professional credentials may be admitted on provisional status upon recommendation of the admissions committee.

Application Deadline: March 15.

Application Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application;
  • Submit the application fee of $50 (U.S.);
  • Submit an essay—a description of professional and educational goals that are realistically attainable during enrollment in the graduate program;
  • Submit three letters of reference, preferably from individuals who have instructed you in academic settings and/or supervised research activities. These letters should address the applicant’s academic, professional and personal attributes and potential for meaningful graduate study;
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended;
  • International Applicants are required to submit an Academic Credential Evaluation. View more information.
  • A visit to the school for an interview may be required if requested by the Admissions Committee.

Note: Application can be submitted when course requirements are in progress.