WTNC Curriculum & Academic Requirements

Read on to learn about the Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate (WTNC) course descriptions, academic requirements, completion timelines, program grading scale, repeating courses, extensions, leave of absence policy, and more.

What You’ll Learn

View the in-depth curriculum, including course descriptions, course objectives, credits, and courses that you are required to take by clicking on the “details” link for each course shown in the table below.

Curriculum

WISE 101 – Introduction to the Principles of Healthy Traditional Diets details
WISE 102 – Fats, Oils, Cholesterol, and Fat Soluble Vitamins details
WISE 103 – Myths and Truths About Vegetarian Diets details
WISE 104 – Dirty Little Secrets About the Food Processing Industry details
WISE 105 – The History, Science and Politics of Real Milk details
WISE 106 – Traditional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy & Early Childhood details

Scholastic & Graduation Requirements

Students must submit assignments and complete a course in sixty (60) days or less for three (3) credit courses. To graduate, students must complete all assignments and achieve an average grade of C or better. Students must resubmit assignments that have received a grade of F. Students must clear all financial obligations, and their student file must be complete before a certificate is awarded.

Hawthorn University does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of the WTNC program.

Flexible Completion Rate

Hawthorn is obligated to report graduation statistics based on formulas defined by the California Bureau for Private Education (CA BPPE). Using their guidelines, a 100% completion rate for the WTNC program is defined as the successful completion of the program within fifteen (15) months. Students who complete their courses within twenty-three (23) months are defined as 150% completers.

Most Hawthorn University students take only one course at a time. Students can complete this eighteen (18) credit program in twelve (12) months if enrolled in multiple courses at the same time.

Leave of Absence

Some students may have extraordinary life circumstances that take them over published completion rates. Students are encouraged to complete coursework in a timely manner and proceed to graduation! Students experiencing extraordinary circumstances can review the leave of absence policy or petition for a program extension. Read about the policy in the catalog or the student handbook.

Course Grading Scales

Letter grades are determined according to the following scale:

Grade
Score
Description
Grade Points
A
100-94
Excellent
4.0
A-
93-90
High Quality
3.7
B+
89-87
Very Good
3.3
B
86-84
Good
3.0
B-
83-80
Acceptable
2.7
C+
79-77
Fair
2.3
C
76-73
Poor
2.0
C-
72-70
Very Poor
1.7
F
Below 69
Failure
0.0

Grade Point Average

Students in a certificate program must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above to graduate. The registrar calculates grade point averages according to the point values in the grading scale. A grade of W (Withdraw) or UW (unauthorized withdrawl) does not calculate into the GPA. Withdrawals, however, may be counted toward credits attempted for academic progress requirements.

Students who deserve recognition for excellence in academic performance will be identified at graduation with the following designations:

Summa Cum Laude – 3.90 – 4.00

Magna Cum Laude – 3.80 – 3.89

Cum Laude – 3.70 – 3.78

Repeating a Course

Students who receive an F (Fail) grade in a course may repeat that course one time in order to earn a passing grade. Failure of the same course a second time may result in dismissal from the University. GPA will be computed by the grade earned in the second attempt. Both course grades will remain on the transcript.

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