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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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

August 2018-May 2019

Program benefits

The Cornell/DNS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies is a professional development/academic enhancement program. Students enrolled in this program are considered non-degree students and thus are not eligible for some programs offered to Cornell degree students, including:

  • student-based employment,
  • Cornell-supported financial aid, and
  • Cornell Installment Plan for paying tuition.

However, because this is a year-long program, students are eligible for:

  • Cornell's student health insurance plan,
  • deferment of their undergraduate student loans,
  • federal student loans as fifth-year undergraduates,
  • access to Cornell's library system,
  • health services (fee for service) at Cornell Health, and
  • free local public transportation on weekends and after 6:00 p.m. weekdays.

Other professional benefits gained by completion of the Cornell/DNS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies include:

  • an increase in understanding of the health-care process,
  • broader insight into career opportunities,
  • preparation for further study in health care,
  • enhanced academic transcript and resumé,
  • development and strengthening of decision-making and leadership skills in health-care situations
  • continued advising for professional school application following graduation, and
  • receipt of a certificate (or certificate with distinction) in health studies.