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News & Events

Book Giveaway! Real Food All Year
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Describe your most pleasurable eating experience and get a chance to win a FREE book! To celebrate Nishanga Bliss' recent DSC graduation, we are giving away a copy of her signed book, Real Food All Year. To enter into the drawing for this book, please go to our Facebook page and describe and post...
Denis Faye
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Congratulations to Denis Faye who received a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition, Summa cum Laude. Denis also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has lived in Australia and France and written for publications including The New York...
Tracy Jevning
Friday, 27 June 2014
Congratulations to Tracy Jevning for receiving a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree,  Magna cum Laude. Tracy also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and is certified as a yoga instructor.  She has always been very involved in her community and serves...
Nishanga Bliss
Friday, 27 June 2014
Nishanga Bliss has successfully defended her dissertation, Peak Eating Experiences, and has earned a Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree cum Laude. Nishanga also holds a Master of Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and...
Tami Forbes
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Tami Forbes received her Nutrition Consultant certificate with the honor Summa cum Laude. Her mission is to provide a foundation in whole foods nutrition to educate people to meet their dietary needs and health goals according to their specific nutrition requirements. Tami's focus includes gluten...


Infuse your food with healing agents.

Hawthorn is pleased to announce that enrollment for Herbal Cooking: Using Food as Medicine (HRB 1) is now open and the course begins on August 19, 2014.

We are offering the 3 Credit Certificate course at a special price of $200 through 9/21/14.

This course will share new creative dishes using herbs and spices, cooking with seasonal plants and instruction on how to create daily menus that promote a balanced diet.

Enroll and complete orientation now using the course coupon code "GoingHerbal". Regular tuition of $300 resumes after 9/21/14.

Live Webinar

  • Maxime Stadlen from Sebastapol, California!  Maxime, Hawthorn MS graduate of 2011, tuned in the Optimal Hormonal Exercise webinar with Dr. Hedgerg, and was randomly chosen as a winning recipient of his book, The Thyroid Alternative.  Congrats, Maxime! Your book is en route!Missed the webinar?  No problem!Learn the proper exercise regimen...


 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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  • 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
  • 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 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