Undergraduate Financial Information

Application Fee

Every admissions application for a HCHS diploma program, undergraduate degree program or graduate program must be accompanied by a $75 non-refundable application fee. If an applicant is denied admission to the college, the $75 application fee will be refunded. 

Enrollment Fee

Students will pay a one-time enrollment fee. The enrollment fees are as follow: Undergraduate degree program - $200 USD; Diploma program - $100 USD; Individual course - $50 USD. A full refund will be made if the student is denied enrollment or cancels within five days after the enrollment agreement is accepted. From five (5) calendar days after midnight on the day on which the enrollment agreement is accepted and until the time the college has received up to 25% of completed lesson assignments from the student, upon cancelation, the college is entitled to retain the enrollment fee not to exceed $100. After 25% of course completion, the college will retain the full enrollment fee up to $200

Undergraduate Tuition Schedule

Tuition payment is due upon submission of the enrollment agreement into an individual course, a diploma program or a degree program. Tuition must be paid in U.S. currency, by check, money order, or credit card.  Tuition must be paid on an individual basis for each course you are currently taking (e.g., pay the tuition for one course if you are taking only one course at a time, or for two courses if you are taking two courses at a time).  If you prefer, you may pay your course tuition in 2 equal monthly installments interest-free. Enrollment fees are due with the first payment.

Diploma Programs $4,410*

Comprehensive Nutrition, Dietary Supplement Science, Integrated Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, Women’s Nutrition, and Small Business Management.

18 credit hours are required for completion of a diploma program.  If approved, a student may transfer a maximum of 6 credit hours toward satisfying requirements of a diploma program.

Associate of Science in Applied Nutrition Degree Program $14,945*

61 credit hours are required for completion of an associate’s degree. Depending upon the amount of transfer credit approved, a student may be required to take 16 (this includes credit by examination, transferred credit and prior learning experiences) to 61 semester hours in order to graduate.

Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition Degree Program $31,605*

129 credit hours are required for completion of this bachelor’s degree. Depending upon the amount of transfer credit approved, a student may be required to take 34 (this includes credit by examination, transferred credit and prior learning experiences) to 129 semester hours in order to graduate.

Tuition Schedule

The per course undergraduate rate for students formally enrolled in a diploma or degree program is $245 per credit hour. 

  • Undergraduate Course (3 credit hours) $735
  • Undergraduate Course (4 credit hours) $980

Other General Service Fees

  • Late fee (on monthly payments):  $10
  • Reactivation fee:  $50
  • Returned check fee or Denied Credit Card Fee:  $25
  • Extension of Time fee (12 weeks):  $50
  • Transcript fee (no cost for first transcript request):  $5
  • Prior Learning Assessment:  $150 Credit by Examination:  $150
  • Final Exam through Remote Proctor (cost is per exam):  $15

Fees must be paid in U.S. currency, by check, money order or credit card.  Note that tuition and fees are subject to change. Students will be notified prior to any tuition modifications.

Textbook Cost

The costs of textbooks are not included in the quoted tuition. Students may purchase textbooks from a vendor of their choice. For a complete list of textbooks contact HCHS at 865-524-8079.

Estimated cost of textbooks, materials, shipping and handling:

  • Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition $1,400
  • Diploma in Dietary Supplement Science $1,500
  • Diploma in Integrated Personal Training $1,100
  • Diploma in Sports Nutrition $1,100
  • Diploma in Women’s Nutrition $1,400
  • Diploma in Small Business Management $900
  • Associate of Science Degree in Applied Nutrition $3,900
  • Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Nutrition $7,100

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding our nutrition degrees, courses or programs, you can contact us by phone or e-mail.

Address:  117 Legacy View Way
Knoxville, TN 37918

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