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Acceptance to the Nutrition and Wellness (NW) program both fall and spring semesters for applicants who meet the major prerequisite and eligibility requirements shown below. A maximume 35 students will be accepted each year; typically applicants with strong cumulative and prerequisite course GPAs. To be considered for the major, both transfer AND current Hunter students MUST submit our online NW major application linked below under 'Application Process' (we do not accept Hunter Registrar's major application online form.) Transfer students, complete our NW application AND the CUNY transfer application.


To learn more about the NW major, join a chat session offered once a month during the academic semesters and shown on our web calendar, and/or attend an in-person NW Information Session offered 1x each Fall & Spring. Information sessions provide in-depth program information, review the admissions process, and offer the chance to meet the Nutrition faculty advisor. To sign-up for an info session, conducted via zoom at this time, click here.

After reviewing our website and the admissions process, if you have questions, email Nzinga Ajani, prospective student contact, at nutrition@hunter.cuny.edu. If a former or current CUNY student, kindly include your CunyFirst EMPLID in all communications.

NW MAJOR PREREQUISITES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Major Application Eligibility Requirements

    • ≥30 earned credits at time of application
    • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8
    • Completion of two prerequisites below with grade =>C on transcript prior to submitting NW major application (stat & one lab science.). Grade of CR/NC or P/F not accepted except if taken 2020 Covid year, or confer with NFS if taken at a school offering no letter grades. May take Allied requirements below before or after acceptance to the NW major admissions.

Prerequisites ( 7 credits) - minimum grade of C posted to transcript

  • Any 4 credit lab science course (includes any course which satisfies CUNY Life & Physical Science Core)
  • Any Intro or higher Statistics course 100 level or higher or pre-calc or calc, 3cr minimum, or AP courses with a 4 or higher grade

Allied/Additional courses: may be taken before or after acceptance to the NW major. Minimum grade of C required

      Food Science I - NFS 13100 or equivalent: 3 cr

      Introduction to Nutrition - NFS 14100 or equivalent: 3 cr

    NFS 14100 is a prerequisite for NFS 300 level major courses below. Take this, or equivalent, before major admittance OR in the first semester of major. If a transferred nutrition course is not equivalent to NFS 14100, contact us to evaluation the course for major acceptance and include course number, syllabus and electronic transcript showing grade.

Note 1. Students should consider completing the majority of Hunter Focus/Foreign Language and Pluralism & Diversity requirements pre-major. Note, Hunter can waive the foreign language requirement for students with proven high-intermediate oral, written and reading fluency in another language -- see the Office of Academic Advising degree info website and consult with your main campus assigned Academic Advising about waivers or foreign language testing options in and outside Hunter, if required. Some languages available for testing at Hunter include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Mandarin but check for all languages as Hindi and others may now be "testable" @Hunter. Some testing is via computer and, for the majority of languages, at the main campus language department (Contact the respective Hunter language department. See the Hunter Academic Advising website-Focus/language for additional information.)

Hunter Focus & Course Equivalency Links

Information about General Hunter College admission requirements
Course equivalency evaluation table for non-CUNY transfers (if your college is not listed, please contact Hunter Academic Advising ).
Click here for information on CUNY to CUNY transfers.

Application Process

For all students:

    • The NW online application for Spring 2024 is open till - 1/2/24. Application review will be ongoing (will require grade for those currently doing prerequisites.) Please complete the application afer you've completed and have a satisfactory grade for the prerequisites shown above+required GPA+30 minimum earned credits (not in-progress). For questions or help with the Nutrition (vs CUNY) online application, email dbrows@hunter.cuny.edu.

NW MAJOR APPLICATION: required for both Hunter & incoming transfer students:

NW Application Spring 2024

Applicants will need to upload an electronic version of their electronic unofficial transcript(s) for all colleges attended (best to combine multiple transcripts to one PDF). CUNY students can find the unofficial transcripts in CunyFirst.
Note:
UPH/NW does not accept the Hunter Registrar paper major declaration form.

TRANFER STUDENTS also submit CUNY's UAPC "Undergraduate Transfer Application" online: www.cuny.edu/apply. ($70 application fee for non-CUNY transfer students; the fee is waived for current CUNY students.) Only list the NW major if you have completed major prerequisites. The CUNY UAPC Central office processes transfer applications which you can track on their website.

Other Required Documentation

Proof of Immunization. If accepted to Hunter, submit Hunter's immunization form (alternatively, Hunter accepts other forms, such as those from an employer, another college attended, or a WHO card).
**The form is not required if it was previously submitted to another CUNY college.

The meningitis form section can be completed online if not included on a submitted non-Hunter immunization form. See the Wellness Center immunization page for the link.


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