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Tarah Chieffi
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Tarah Chieffi is to be congratulated for graduating Summa cum Laude and earning the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree. Tarah is an author, freelance writer, blogger, and holistic nutrition educator in New Albany, Indiana. She also teaches aqua fitness classes at the local...
Gayle Coleman
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Congratulations to Gale Coleman for receiving her degree in the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. Gale also earned a BS, CDM, and CFPP and is the Dietitian and Dietary Manger at Redstone Village Retirement Center. Gale has approximately twenty-seven years experience in long-term...
Carlie Cole
Monday, 06 April 2015
Carlie Cole is to be congratulated for earning the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree, Summa cum Laude. After realizing that conventional medications could not alleviate certain health issues experienced by her six year old son, Carlie took a proactive role in his treatment,...
Autumn Smith
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Autumn Smith is to be congratulated for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program.  Autumn has been a health enthusiast and wellness warrior her entire life.  She danced professionally, became a certified yoga instructor, and worked as a fitness...
Gregory Koplow
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Congratulations to Gregory Koplow for completing the Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition certificate program with the Magna cum Laude distinction.  After over ten years as an IT professional, Gregory decided to follow his heart and study nutrition that focused on the individual...


Nutritional Foundations for Individuals with Cancer

Learn to support your immune system and reduce your toxic load whether you have cancer or are recovering from the effects of cancer treatment. CAN 101 is open for registration at the discounted price of $252 until 5/18/15 when the course begins. Use coupon code CAN2015 when you request this 3 credit course. Registration is open until 5/31/15. 

Dr. Eric Wood is the instructor for this master's level 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