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Debbie Vail
Thursday, 05 November 2015
Congratulations to Debbie Vail for receiving the Summa cum Laude designation upon receipt of graduation from the Nutrition Consultant program. Debbie is the founder of Created4YouFoods (http://www.created4youfoods.com/). Through her studies at Hawthorn, she gained knowledge to become prescription...
Anja Nickolenko
Monday, 02 November 2015
Anja Nickolenko is to be congratulated for graduating with the Summa cum Laude designation in the Nutrition Consultant certificate program. Anja is a founder of the Annapurna Nutrition and Wellness Center as it is her passion to help people achieve better health and reduce long-range disease risk....
Kristin-Ann Osowski
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Congratulations to Kristin-Ann Osowski for earning a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree with a Summa cum Laude designation. Kristin has been an educator for more than 25 years and more recently, Natural Chef and Health Educator; a disciple of a holistic, mind-body-spirit...
Janet Langford
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Congratulations to Janet Langford for earning a Nutrition Consultant certificate cum Laude. Janet has a passion for improving digestive health in her clients. Having struggled with all kinds of digestive conditions including crippling allergies, depression, exhaustion and rashes, she spent her life...
Laurie Ellis
Thursday, 01 October 2015
Congratulations to Laurie Ellis for  graduating with a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education, Summa cum Laude. Laurie also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming. She has twenty-five years of experience as a health educator, fourteen of which...


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Masters in Holistic Nutrition Education (MHNE) tuition discount for new students begins on December 1st!

Take advantage of the $140/credit tuition by using Coupon Code MHNE12/15 when you request your first course.

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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