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The information below pertains to the last offering of this program. Applications for the next offering of the program (August 2015–May 2016) will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015.

Cornell University/Division of Nutritional Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies

August 2014-May 2015

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Program name and length:

  • CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) code: 34.0199
  • CIP program description: Health-related knowledge and skills
  • Program name: Cornell/DNS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Studies
  • Program level: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Program length: One academic year (nine months)

Related occupations:

  • Physician, dentist, nurse, physical therapist, veterinarian, pharmacist, physician's assistant
  • Gap-year occupations: clinical lab technician, research associate, research coordinator, Americorp VISTA, medical scribe, medical assistant, dental assistant, pharmacy assistant

Cost:

  • Tuition and required fees: The tuition rate for 2014-2015 is $47,050, and the student activity fee is $236.
  • Estimated cost for books and supplies: $800
  • Total annual room and board charges: N/A (students are not offered on-campus living)
  • URL for program cost information: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sp/health_studies/tuition.php

Debt at program completion:

  • Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2014: 63
  • Of the 63 completers reported above, the number completing with any student loan debt: unknown
  • For all students, the median cumulative debt for each of the following:
    • Federal student loan debt: $6,250
    • Private loan debt: unknown
    • Institutional financing plan debt: $0

Program completion in normal time:

  • Normal time in months to complete program: nine months (one academic year of fall and spring semesters)
  • Of the 63 students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2014, the number who completed the program within the normal time: 62

Job placement:

  • Job placement rate for program completers: 75% (This job placement rate looks only at students who were hired immediately in jobs in a health-related field, not students who took employment in other fields or continued their education.)
  • Who is included? All students who completed between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2014
  • Type of job: clinical lab technician, research associate, research coordinator, Americorp VISTA, medical scribe, medical assistant, dental assistant, pharmacy assistant
  • When were they employed? Prior to graduation and within six months of graduation
  • How are graduates tracked? Program completion interview, e-mail, LinkedIn
  • What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Not reported