Students are required to have completed course work in anatomy and physiology (6 credits), introduction to biological chemistry (4 credits), and basic nutrition (2 credits). If an applicant has 8 credits of organic chemistry with labs, the Intro to Biochemistry requirement may be waived at the discretion of the program director.
Please note that transfer credit for core prerequisite courses that have been taken longer than 10 years prior to application will only be accepted at the discretion of the program director. Students can be provisionally accepted into the program without the prerequisites, but must complete the necessary courses prior to beginning graduate coursework and must achieve a grade of B or above.
Upon provisional acceptance to the program, students will be notified which prerequisite courses are needed, if any. Prerequisite courses can be completed on campus in our weekend only program (two weekends per month), through UB Online, or through any accredited institution but must meet the credit and content requirements of the Nutrition Institute.