How to Apply

Admission Requirements 

Students seeking admission to this graduate certificate must have obtained a baccalaureate degree, prior to the start of the term for which s/he is admitted from a fully accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a recognized foreign institution.  

Additional admission requirements include:  

  • An overall grade point average of 3.00 on undergraduate courses  

  • An overall grade point average of 3.00 on all graduate work (as applicable)  

  • International applicants – The University of Kentucky requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based). For IELTS, a minimum mean band score of 6.5 is required.  

  • Completion of two or more of the following: a basic nutrition, biochemistry, biology or physiology course, or consent of Certificate Director.  

Application Materials: 

Applicants will be required to provide:  

  • Provide a current resume/CV  

  •  Provide a letter of interest describing reasons they wish to pursue a certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine. 

GRE scores are NOT required for admissions to the graduate certificate. 

Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the admissions committee. The student will then be notified of the decision and provided with further instructions for enrollment in courses.  

Application Deadlines 

Please note deadlines for applications are distinct for domestic and international applicants: 


Fall admission 

Spring admission  

Domestic students 



International students 



Costs and Financial Aid

The 2019-2020 academic year cost per credit hour for our online certificate students is $743.   

In order to qualify for federally subsidized student loans, one must be an official degree seeking student. This means that students enrolled in the graduate certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine are not eligible for federal loans.  

Many employers offer tuition payment and reimbursement programs and we encourage you to check with your place of employment. You can also visit the University of Kentucky’s Financial Aid Office webpage for information on Alternative Loans. 


Students will be billed by Student Account Services and any financial questions should be directed to that office. Note: UK will send your billing notifications to your official University of Kentucky email address (your link blue account) so be sure to regularly check it and/or forward it to your normal account.