Ready to apply?

Don’t worry, we’ll make this easy.

First, enroll as a “non-degree seeking graduate” student.

Are you a currently enrolled UIC professional or graduate student?

-For the full HLP Certificate: Email Erin Fagan,, for a streamlined application form.

-For an individual HLP course as an elective: Email the instructor for approval. Include course code, your name,  UIN and program/year, e.g., “2nd year DPT student” and copy

Check your requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in health-related sciences
  • Good academic standing if you’re a current degree-seeking student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Prepare your documents

Official UIC application

Submit your application online via the UIC Website—just follow the instructions listed there. You may need to register as a “non-degree seeking student” in the Graduate College.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

You don’t have to enter and submit all application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been uploaded and verified as received.


Upload official transcripts from each university and college attended.

Personal statement

Submit a 300- to 500-word personal statement, with an emphasis on your career and research goals.

Letters of recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation in support of your application.

People who can comment meaningfully on your work in academic and professional settings are best suited to submit recommendations. Don’t seek recommendations from peers, family, friends or social acquaintances. Each person should be asked to submit their recommendation online.


Applications are due July 15 for Fall and November 15 for Spring.

International students

If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the exam of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores must be submitted to UIC directly using the institutional code 1851.

We require a minimum score of 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21.

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Still wondering what certification as a Healthy Living Practitioner™ can do for you? Have questions about the application process?

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