Admissions Requirements

Congratulations on your decision to apply for admission to one of the programs and/or courses offered at Huntington University of Health Sciences (HUHS).

Non-Degree Admissions

All Non-Degree Seeking applicants must complete the following:

  1. Submit a completed admissions application and a $25 non-refundable (except in the case of denial of admissions) application processing fee.
  2. Submit a copy of a government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport).
  3. Request that official transcripts* be submitted directly from the institution where the transcripts were earned.
  4. Review the New Student Orientation.
  5. Register for desired courses in the Self-Paced learning structure.

*Transcripts must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). To be considered official, transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the sending institution. Opened transcripts are considered to be unofficial and will not be accepted.

To view the admissions application, simply click on the following Admissions Application link listed below.

Undergraduate Admissions

Prerequisites

An applicant for a diploma program, the associate’s program, or bachelor’s program must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores are not required.

All undergraduate applicants must complete the following:

  1. Submit a completed and signed admissions application and a $25 non-refundable (except in the case of denial of admissions) application processing fee.
  2. Request that official* high school transcripts**, or recognized equivalents such as GEDs, be submitted directly from their diploma-granting institutions.
      • Transfer students without earned associate’s degrees: Have official transcripts submitted from the diploma-granting high schools or equivalent and from each post-secondary institutions previously attended.
      • Transfer students with earned associate degrees with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0: Have official transcripts submitted from the institutions where they earned their associate’s degrees and from each post-secondary institutions previously attended.. High school transcripts are not required.
  3. Submit a copy of a government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport).
  4. Successfully complete a telephone interview with HUHS staff.
  5. Successfully complete the Student Orientation Course by receiving a passing score before proceeding with the admissions process.

 

*To be considered official, transcripts must be in the ordinal sealed envelope from the sending institution. Opened transcripts are considered to be unofficial and will not be accepted. Official transcripts must be accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

**Self-Certification Huntington University of Health Sciences does not allow self-certification of high school completion.

Ability to Benefit Huntington University of Health Sciences does not offer Ability to Benefit criteria.

To view the admissions application, simply click on the following Admissions Application link listed below.

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Prerequisites

An applicant for the Master of Science in Nutrition or Master of Science in Integrative Nutrition programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

All graduate applicants must complete the following:

    1. Submit a completed signed admissions application and a $25 non-refundable (except in the case of denial of admissions) application processing fee.
    2. Request that official transcripts be submitted directly from the institution where a bachelor’s degree (with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5) was earned and any other institution previously enrolled.
      • All transcripts must be verified and evaluated.
    3. Submit a copy of a government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport).
    4. Submit a complete curriculum vitae or resume detailing your personal information, employment, educational background, volunteer experiences, honors, awards, and professional certifications.
    5. Submit a short essay on how the Master of Science in Nutrition or Master of Science in Integrative Nutrition degree program will support the achievement of your professional goals.
    6. Complete prerequisites, if needed, for the applicable graduate program.
    7. Successfully complete the Student Orientation Course by receiving a passing score before proceeding with the admissions process.

*To be considered official, transcripts must be in the ordinal sealed envelope from the sending institution. Opened transcripts are considered to be unofficial and will not be accepted. Official transcripts must be accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

 

To view the admissions application, simply click on the following Admissions Application link listed below.

Doctorate Admissions

Doctoral Prerequisites

An applicant for the Doctor of Science in Integrative Healthcare program must have earned a master’s degree or first professional degree, with at least a 3.0 GPA, from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

All doctoral applicants must complete the following:

    1. Submit a completed signed admissions application and a $25 non-refundable (except in the case of denial of admissions) application processing fee.
    2. Request that official transcripts be submitted directly from the institution where the master’s degree was earned, and any other institution previously enrolled.
      • All transcripts must be verified and evaluated.
    3. Submit a copy of a government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport).
    4. Submit a complete curriculum vitae or resume detailing your personal information, employment, educational background, volunteer experiences, honors, awards, and professional certifications.
    5. Submit a short essay on how the Doctor of Science in Integrative Healthcare will support the achievement of your professional goals.
    6. Submit names of two professional references and send each reference a Reference Request Letter form (you will receive the Reference Request Letter after submitting an application).
    7. Submit copies of any applicable licenses or certifications.
    8. Successfully complete an interview with HUHS faculty.
    9. Complete prerequisites, if needed, for the applicable graduate program.
    10. Complete the EDU501 Doctoral Orientation .

*To be considered official, transcripts must be in the ordinal sealed envelope from the sending institution. Opened transcripts are considered to be unofficial and will not be accepted. Official transcripts must be accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

To view the admissions application, simply click on the following Admissions Application link listed below.


Prerequisites

An applicant for a diploma program, the associates program or bachelors program must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores are not required for diploma, associate’s or bachelor’s programs. Master degree program applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.

International ​Credentials

Applicants with non-U.S. educational credentials may be required to first obtain a foreign credentials evaluation. International applicants seeking admission to undergraduate/graduate programs must obtain a general evaluation, while subject evaluations will be required for transfer courses. The admissions office must receive an official copy of the evaluation and transcript.

The University accepts third-party transcript evaluations from the following organizations:

    1. Educational Credential Evaluators
    2. World Education Services
    3. Other National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

When Applicant’s Native Language is other than English

In any academic endeavor language is a principal vehicle for communication. Proficiency in verbal and written forms of the English language plays an important role in your ability to be a successful student.

Huntington University of Health Sciences requires all applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction to demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

Undergraduate Degree:

  • A minimum total score of 57 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT);
  • 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS);
  • 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report;
  • 95 on the Duolingo English Test;
  • 53 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE);
  • A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).

Master’s Degree:

  • A minimum total score of 60 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT);
  • 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS);
  • 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report;
  • 100 on the Duolingo English Test;
  • 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).

Professional Doctoral Degree:

  • A minimum score of 65 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT);
  • 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS);
  • 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report;
  • 105 on the Duolingo English Test;
  • 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).

Other Proficiency Methods:

  1. A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:
    • ESL Language Use: Score of 85
    • ESL Listening: Score of 80
    • ESL Reading: Score of 85
    • ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90
    • ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4
    • Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350
  2. A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
  3. A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examiniations, including the University of Cambridge;
  4. A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree, first professional degree, or professional doctoral degree.

The TOEFL/ETS reporting code for Huntington College of Health Sciences is 7291.

Exemption from English proficiency exams:

Applicants who are citizens from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and have studied four years in their home country in English are exempt from English proficiency exams.

Other exemptions are made on a case by case basis.

Admissions:

All international applicants must submit the above required material and follow the Admission’s requirements for their desired program.

Tuition and Fees:

Huntington University of Health Sciences does not charge a separate tuition rate for International Students, nor do we assess fees differently to International Students.

Denial ​of Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if HUHS determines that the college is unable to meet the educational needs and objectives of the applicant.

Inactive Status

A student is considered “inactive” after 12 months have lapsed since their most recent course end date without subsequent course registration. If a student desires to return to the program, they must contact admissions for reactivation into the program.  See Reactivation Policy.

Reactivation Policy

A student is required to complete the Application for Reactivation form and submit the administrative fee of $50 after being inactive for 12 months. The application will be reviewed by the Student Success Committee. After review, the student will be notified of the Committee’s decision within 10 business days. If approved, students must adhere to the current Admissions and Degree requirements, as well as any requirements deemed necessary by the Committee.

 

To view the application, click on the following Reactivation Application link listed below. You will need to login through your Populi account to access the form.

Application for Reactivation

I have forgotten my Student ID.

You may contact the Administrative Office, and someone will be more than happy to help you.

What if I do not have a Populi account?

If you are a returning student that started before 2018, then please contact the Administrative Office and we will help you with receiving access to your Populi account.

I am having trouble accessing my Populi account.

If you are having difficulties accessing your Populi account, you can try the forgotten username or password option on the login screen. If your trouble persists, please contact the Administrative Office for further assistance.

I am a Non-Matriculating / Non-Degree / Individual Course student, what should I do?

As a Non-Degree student who is looking to take non-matriculated courses with HUHS, you will need to contact the Administrative Office directly. Depending on the gap between courses, we may require additional information to help you on your educational journey.

Semester-Based vs Self-Paced

Semester-Based:

HUHS operates on a Standard Academic Year (SAY), which includes the Fall and Spring semesters with an optional Summer session. Each standard 16-week semester consists of two 8-week modules and the optional Summer session consists of a single 8-week session. Students wishing to attend full-time are required to enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester typically consisting of 6 credit hours per 8-week module. Although the optional summer session is a shorter duration, full-time status for this session also requires enrollment in at least 12 credit hours.

Self-Paced:

Self-Paced offers the convenience of rolling enrollment, so you can sign up and take classes year-round without having to wait for formal semester start and ends dates. Each course is 16-weeks long, but are designed to be completed within 8-weeks. This means that all of your course documents will be made available to you on your official start date, and you have the benefit of working at your own pace.

Self-Paced programs are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

HUHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or condition of disability in the admission of students or the administration of its educational policies or programs.

Denial of Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if HUHS determines that the University is unable to meet the educational needs and objectives of the applicant. If an applicant is denied admission the $25.00 application fee will be refunded.