School of Health Sciences & Education Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI)

Academic Requirements for Admission

Applicants must meet at least one of the following four criteria:

  1. Have earned a professional degree (MSN, MD, DO, DC, DVM, or other similar advanced clinical degree) awarded by an accredited institution; or
  2. Have earned a master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution; or
  3. Demonstrate significant anatomy and physiology teaching experience in the undergraduate college/ university setting; or
  4. Demonstrate current enrollment in an advanced clinical degree program after having completed the anatomy and physiology sequence of the program.

An earned cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired.

Transfer Applicants

To be considered for transfer credit:

  • Course work to be transferred must have been completed within five years of the transfer date.
  • A course must be equivalent in content and credit hours to the NYCC course for which credit is sought.
  • The student must have earned a grade of "C" or higher, and not have used the course to meet entrance requirements.
  • Courses must have been taken at the professional or graduate level.
  • Applicants must obtain and complete an application for transfer credit and wait for an evaluation.

An offer of transfer credit, if accepted by the candidate, is not subject to further negotiation after transfer to NYCC.

In consultation with appropriate department heads and faculty, the appropriate academic Dean or Director may grant transfer credit under exceptional or unusual circumstances that vary from the parameters defined above. Under no circumstances will credit be given for life experience.

Under no circumstances can more than 50% of credits be accepted for transfer.

International Applicants

NYCC welcomes applications from international candidates. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens. International candidates must complete the same application procedures as all others, and must additionally provide the following:

  1. Evidence of the ability to read, write and speak English at a level of mastery sufficient to successfully complete the course of study for the graduate programs in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  2. A comprehensive evaluation of educational credentials by an appropriate agency such as World Education Services (WES), International Education Resource Foundation (IERF), etc.
  3. Certified English translation of educational credentials
  4. An Ability-to-Pay statement
Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN)

The field of Applied Clinical Nutrition draws students of all ages and from all walks of life who share an interest in a holistic approach to healthcare. In assessing applicants, NYCC looks for individuals who demonstrate the potential to succeed in NYCC's rigorous master's degree programs in Applied Clinical Nutrition, as well as commitment to helping people through a healing profession. Successful candidates exhibit strong communication skills, integrity, and professionalism.

Academic Requirements for Admission

Applicants are required to show proof of successfully completing 90 semester hours (136 quarter hours) of college credit, including:

  • Nine credits (9) of bioscience course work prior to matriculation, from an accredited, degree-granting institution, with a grade of "C' or better earn in the prerequisite bioscience course(s).

A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired for pre-professional college study.

Advanced Placement Courses

All college credit earned via Advanced Placement (AP) courses is acceptable toward meeting the entrance requirements, providing the credit was granted by an accredited degree-granting institution

Credit through CLEP or other Proficiency Examinations

Up to 20 semester hours of a candidate's pre-professional requirements can be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and certain other college proficiency examinations.

  • These credits must be granted by an accredited degree-granting institution
  • None of the science prerequisites can be satisfied through examination programs

Transfer Applicants

To be considered for transfer credit:

  • Course work to be transferred must have been completed within five years of the transfer date.
  • A course must be equivalent in content and credit hours to the NYCC course for which credit is sought.
  • The student must have earned a grade of "C" or higher, and not have used the course to meet entrance requirements.
  • Courses must have been taken at the professional or graduate level.
  • Applicants must obtain and complete an application for transfer credit and wait for an evaluation.

An offer of transfer credit, if accepted by the candidate, is not subject to further negotiation after transfer to NYCC.

In consultation with appropriate department heads and faculty, the appropriate academic Dean or Director may grant transfer credit under exceptional or unusual circumstances that vary from the parameters defined above. Under no circumstances will credit be given for life experience.

Under no circumstances can more than 50% of credits be accepted for transfer.

International Applicants

NYCC welcomes applications from international candidates. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens. International candidates must complete the same application procedures as all others, and must additionally provide the following:

  1. Evidence of the ability to read, write and speak English at a level of mastery sufficient to successfully complete the course of study for the graduate programs in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  2. A comprehensive evaluation of educational credentials by an appropriate agency such as World Education Services (WES), International Education Resource Foundation (IERF), etc.
  3. Certified English translation of educational credentials
  4. An Ability-to-Pay statement

Financial Aid

The NYCC Office of Financial Aid assists students in meeting their financial obligations with the aid of scholarships, work programs, grants and loans. Below you’ll find a listing of sources of financial aid and information about eligibility. You can find further details on financial aid program requirements and eligibility criteria in the NYCC College Catalog, or by contacting the NYCC Financial Aid Office

Loan Programs

Applicable to: Program Academic Year Interest Rate Eligibility Applications

Master Degree Programs

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Master Degree Programs:$20,500 Variable/Fixed Financial Need Financial aid form, loan application
Federal Direct Perkins Loan $4,000 5% Fixed Financial Need Financial aid form, loan application
All Programs Federal Grad Plus May be awarded up to student budget less other aid Variable/Fixed Credit Worthy Loan Application

All Programs

U.S. and International Student Private Loans Amounts vary Varies by loan program Varies by loan program Contact the financial aid office for information

NYCC participates in all of the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan programs. Eligible students needing to borrow funds are strongly encouraged to secure funding through these programs first. The Direct Loan programs have unique deferment, repayment and loan forgiveness options that other student loan programs do not. If you have questions concerning the terms of these loans you may refer to the U.S. Department of Education's Student Loan website studentloans.gov, or you may contact the NYCC Financial Aid Office at 1-800-234-6922 ext. 3063 or email chathaway@nycc.edu.

Online Program 2017-2018 Academic Year Budgets

*These estimated expenses represent two trimesters (one academic year/eight month period).

  Online Programs (2 Trimesters)
Tuition $8,100
Books & Supplies $1050
Room & Board $8,240
Personal Expenses $1,342
Loan Fees $202
Total Budget $18,934

Online Program tuition is charged each term at a per credit hour rate of $675.00.

The Online program college tuition cost, based on 2017-2018 school year rates, totals $24,300.00. Tuition is subject to adjustments authorized by the Board of Trustees. In such cases, due notice will be given.

This Financial Aid information reflects data available at the time of the catalog publication. State and federal legislation may affect the student’s eligibility and the academic year amounts of the award available. Current funding levels and regulations may be requested from the NYCC Financial Aid office.

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants

A variety of additional scholarships and grants opportunities – made possible through the support of NYCC alumni and various professional organizations – are available to NYCC students. Award amounts and criteria for eligibility vary. Ask the NYCC Financial Aid Office for more information.

  • Kenneth W. Padgett/Alumni Scholarship
  • New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association Scholarship
  • Business and Professional Women’s Club of New York State Scholarship
  • Foot Levelers Scholarship
  • Standard Process Scholarship Program
  • American Specialty Health
  • World Olympians Association