Discover evidence-based strategies to address your patients' and clients' specific nutrition needs as well as their toughest questions. Connect with nutrition educators at the University of Kentucky to learn about nutritional approaches and practical culinary strategies to promote health. This graduate certificate is designed for health professionals: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and medical professionals in postgraduate training.
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine is an online, 12-credit program. Core coursework explores nutritional approaches to various disease states and practical culinary strategies to bridge dietary recommendations with application. Elective courses allow students to tailor their graduate certificate to the needs of their practice or discipline, while also presenting the latest research concerning drug and nutrient interactions, approaches to community program development, and the physiologic basis for (or against) various dietary supplements.
This graduate certificate is a product of the collaborative efforts of faculty in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, College of Health Sciences, and the College of Medicine, whose interest and dedication to bolster nutrition knowledge and culinary skills for health professionals is reflected in the rigor of the coursework.
Graduate Certificate in Applied Nurtition & Culinary Medicine - Application Requirements
|CV Upload Required||Yes|
|Personal Statement Upload Required||Yes|
|Personal Statement Instructions||Please describe your career goals and how the graduate certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine would advance these goals (one page maximum, please).|
|Writing Sample Required||No|
|Additional Documents Required||Yes|
|Additional Documents Instructions|| - Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
- TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English.
|Assistantship App Available*||No|
|Assistantship App URL||N/A|
|GRE or GMAT||Not required.|
|GRE Subject Test||Not required.|
|GRE Subject Tests Required||Not required.|
|Other Scores Required/Accepted||
-TOEFL Scores for applicants whose native language is not English.
-A 3.00 or higher average GPA in previous undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.
-Prospective students should have also completed basic biology and biochemistry courses.
-Post baccalaureate students interested in graduate nutrition education that meet the prerequisite requirements will also be considered for admission.
|Spring App Deadline (Domestic)||December 1|
|Spring App Deadline (International)||August 22|
|Summer App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Fall App Deadline (Domestic)||July 15|
|Fall App Deadline (International)||March 15|
|Number of Recommendations Required||None.|
**Mandatory fees may be applied for students who are located in the following counties: Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford counties. Please see Tuition and Mandatory Fees for more information.
College of Medicine
588 C. T. Wethington Building
University of Kentucky
If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.