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Joya Myer
Sunday, 09 November 2014
Congratulations to Joya Myer for receiving a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education cum Laude. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa. Joya's nutrition consulting business, Nibblewise, provides educational programs and materials as well as wellness...
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Monday, 03 November 2014
Interested in a $1,000 scholarship?  Visit http://www.givainc.com/scholarships/index.cfm and apply by December 1, 2014.
Katie Everson
Saturday, 01 November 2014
Congratulations to Katie Everson for earning a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree.  Katie also holds a bachelor’s degree in business and worked in a corporate setting for eight years primarily in Human Resources. She has a strong desire to help others by providing...
Michele (Sheli) Reynolds
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Congratulations to Michele (Sheli) Reynolds for receiving the Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate. Sheli also holds a degree in journalism with a minor in mass communication from the University of Oklahoma. Her passion for health grew over the years and led her to open the "Healthy Journey" where...
Jennifer Finberg Josfan
Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Congratulations to Jennifer Finberg Josfan for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Jennifer also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Pepperdine University which led her to a career in medical sales. In 2001, her passion for...


Nutrient, Drug, and Herb Interactions Course EXTENDED to 11/24/14

Are the side effects of prescription, over-the-counter drugs or herbs causing an imbalance?  How do drugs and herbs interact with the nutrients in our food?  Develop strategies to avoid adverse reactions and to assess the effects of nutrient depletion by enrolling in a new 3 credit Holistic Nutrition Elective from Hawthorn University:  Nutrient, Drug, and Herb Interactions - DNI 810.

Enroll now for the discounted price!  Save $100 and register and begin by November 24th, 2014, and pay $200 for the course.  Full tuition of $300 will return on November 25th.  New applicants must select starting term "holistic elective" on their application.

Enter Coupon Code DNI2014 on the payment screen.

Current Hawthorn students may take this 8 week course "in-between" other courses without incurring Stop Out fees.

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 Enroll in a degree program now and lock in your tuition rate through 2016!

  Maintain continuous enrollment and tuition will remain unchanged through 2016 making your education even more affordable.

Tuition for Eligible Programs:

· Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition - $3,900;

· Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education - $5,480;

· Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (clinical) - $11,220;

· Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition - $16,800.

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  • My thesis project helped me to develop my niche before I graduated. I came away from Hawthorn with a well rounded education prepared to help others in their journey towards wellness.
    Marjie Andrejciw // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn University provided such a valuable education and experience! Coming from a background in dietetics, the information was reliable, credible, and most importantly understandable and applicable!
    Lisa Booth // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn provided me with valuable skills to follow my passion...My degree also gave credibility in holistic nutrition that has been the foundation for launching my career.
    Wendy Borden // MSHN Graduate
  • My education at Hawthorn was very inspiring, resourceful and helped me prepare for my own Nutrition Consulting business.
    Katherine Carter // NC Graduate
  • I was very impressed with the curriculum, teaching staff, and support Hawthorn provided. This is truly a group of very dedicated and knowledgeable health and nutrition professionals.
    Amanda Codd // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn University has opened doors for me. That people look to me for answers and recommendations is immensely gratifying. The coursework is insightful, challenging and far-reaching.
    Patricia A. Curley // MSHN Graduate
  • The knowledge I gained studying at Hawthorn...proves invaluable in my job on a daily basis.
    Denis Faye // MSHN Graduate
  • What I appreciated the most at Hawthorn was the connection I had with my instructors and supporting faculty...I feel more confident as a professional in my field and realize the potential of what I can still accomplish as a Holistic Nutrition Educator.
    Andrea Hill // MHNE Graduate
  • I am very impressed with the University’s commitment to incorporating real food into the science of nutrition. I felt the curriculum was extremely applicable to what I would take into the outside world.
    Rebecca Katz // MHNE Graduate
  • The education I received at Hawthorn has touched every part of my life, personally and professionally...I respect and admire each instructor, student, and graduate of Hawthorn for sharing this passion.
    Christina Mace // MHNE Graduate
  • My educational experience at Hawthorn was marked with fulfillment and reward...The Hawthorn experience will always be one of my lifetime joys. I remain with deep gratitude.
    W. Philip McDonald // MSHN Graduate
  • I had a wonderful experience at Hawthorn. My the course work was relevant, and very useful. I feel that I learned a great deal, and the program prepared me for working as a nutrition consultant.
    Julie Murray // MSHN Graduate
  • Each time I meet with a client for either Nutrition or Fitness Consulting I draw on my education as a student of Hawthorn University...I have never ever regretted the investment I made in myself by applying to Hawthorn University.
    Julie F. Richards // MSHN Graduate
  • I feel grateful for the education I received at Hawthorn, for my special instructor, Heidi Snyder, for the loving support I received all along the way, and for the learning opportunity to make a difference in the world.
    Krystle Shapiro // MSHN Graduate
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my Hawthorn experience and education. I have learned so much and now have the tools to create a beautiful career of my dreams.
    Jennifer Sullivan // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn's education program was flexible, not expensive and worthwhile. It has allowed me to pursue a different career direction, which otherwise could never have happened. Looking back, I'd do it all over again.
    Josiah Vencel // MSHN Graduate
  • The field of nutrition is fascinating indeed!! Hawthorn's program has opened a whole new world that enables me to dive into. The most important is being able to apply this material in one's personal life.
    Scott Watters // MSHN Graduate