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Application Requirements

Application

Visit RFUCAS to complete your application. Applications must be completed by the deadline for the quarter you wish to begin the program.

Winter 2019 Classes Begin November 11, 2019 Application Opens August 1, 2019 Application Deadline October 14, 2020

Spring 2020 Classes Begin February 24, 2020 Application Opens August 1, 2019 Application Deadline January 27, 2020

Summer 2020 Classes Begin May 28, 2020 Application Opens August 1, 2019 Application Deadline April 27, 2020

Fall 2020 Classes Begin August 12, 2019 Application Opens August 1, 2019 Application Deadline July 13, 2020

Education

The following are required for admission into the Essentials of Health Promotion and Wellness certificate program:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale in the last two years of study.

Standardized Tests

No GRE score is required.

If you do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, you will need an official score report from TOEFL. (This may be waived if you have been a full-time student at a U.S. college or university for at least two consecutive years, or if you are from a country in which English is a primary language.)

Basic TOEFL Requirements

If you earned a bachelor's degree from outside the U.S. and/or you do not hold. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency, you are required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency via an official TOEFL report that includes: a total score and category scores in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Minimum scores:
IBT (Internet-based test) of 100 or the equivalent is recommended for graduate school with no category score being lower than 22.

Please note:

  • Test scores must be a test taken within 2 years of the date from when a complete application is submitted.
  • The language test score requirement may be waived if you have demonstrated academic success as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university for at least two consecutive years, or if you are from a country in which English is a primary language.

Letters of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required, two preferred, from professionals and/or academicians who know you well (i.e. pre-health advisors/committees, professors or supervisors). We encourage letter writers to share their contact information. Letters must include a signature and be on official letterhead. Letters must be submitted through RFUCAS.

CURRENT RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE

A resume or curriculum vitae is required.

Transcripts

Official transcripts from each college, university or community college previously attended must be submitted directly to RFUCAS.

If you have studied outside the U.S., you will need to have your transcript(s) evaluated for U.S. equivalency using a service like www.wes.org or www.ece.org.

Professional Experience

Work or experience in a related health or science field is recommended but not required.

Matriculation Requirements

Meet the university's and program's Technical Standards for Admissions. Be proficient with basic computer skills.