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Tami Chu
Saturday, 16 January 2016
Tami Chu is to be congratulated for receiving the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree, Summa cum Laude. Before pursuing nutrition, Tami was a special education teacher with a Master’s degree in Deaf Education. She left teaching to raise and home school her four children who, along...
Maureen Moore
Monday, 21 December 2015
Congratulations to Maureen Moore for receiving Summa cum Laude honors in her Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree. After 10 years as a CPA and human resources manager in public accounting, Maureen left her career to raise a family. While diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her...
Kathleen Blum
Friday, 18 December 2015
Congratulations to Kathleen Blum for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree program. Kathy’s passion for health and nutrition began 18 years ago after her young daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening peanut allergy. On a quest to...
About Hawthorn University
Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Enjoy an informational video on the various programs and courses that Hawthorn University offers.
Laini Gray
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Laini Gray is to be congratulated for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree program. Laini earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from the University of Utah. She then continued her education receiving a Fitness Specialist Certification from San...

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Join us for an afternoon interview series featuring stories from Hawthorn Graduates. Listen live as they share their professional challenges and successes.

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Live Online Presentations

  • What you eat becomes who you are, not just in your body, but in your emotions and thoughts. The relationship between food & mood is intriguing, ambiguous and misunderstood. This presentation by Functional Nutrition expert Dr. Deanna Minich will give you a tour through the exciting, recent research on food...

*Applications for the MSHN program are currently being accepted. Revised courses will begin on March 1, 2016. For more information see MSHN in the Degree Program area of the catalog or contact Kathy McDermott, Director of Admissions at Ka or call her at 707-986-4153, Ext. 401.

Alex Shirley Grad Testimonial

  • 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
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