How to Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Functional Sports Nutrition Program

We are accepting applications for the Summer 2024 (July 2nd start), Fall 2024, and Winter 2025 terms!

Before you apply: Review the admission requirements

Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, and Summer

Step 1 – Complete application in online portal

Login to the Student Application Portal to start your online application. At any time, you may save your application, logout, and complete it later.

Statement of Purpose

Please submit a brief statement discussing the following questions. Know that there are no right or wrong answers. Completion of this one-page statement is part of the admissions process, but the content of your response will not be used to influence the admissions decision.

  1.  Why do you believe a functional approach to sports nutrition is interesting and important?
  2. What skills and/or strengths do you believe you bring to the practice of sports nutrition?
  3. Please describe a situation in which you have had to overcome a professional or personal challenge in your life.
  4. What skills do you believe these challenges have taught you and how do you believe they will support you in the pursuit of a graduate certificate?
Step 2 – Submit Transcripts

Submit unofficial transcripts to expedite the admissions process. Email or fax copies of unofficial transcripts to or 952-885-5409

Request official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions (including colleges, universities, vocational/technical schools and PSEO credits) sent directly to Northwestern Health Sciences University. To request an official transcript, contact the Registrar’s Office at your prior institution(s). Transcripts from any previous graduate-level work are also required. All official transcripts should be sent directly to:

Northwestern Health Sciences University
ATTN: Office of Admissions
2501 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431