MHNE Program Overview

One of the goals of this program focuses on preparing graduates with the skills needed to be conversant in the field of holistic nutrition education. Students acquire a sophisticated body of knowledge that will help them in their career. Students evaluate and synthesize the major literature, theories, practices, problems and ethical issues in holistic nutrition education as well as demonstrate professional skills in holistic health and wellness promotion. Working in a guided, independent study format, students learn to analyze and evaluate the strengths and problems facing nutrition educators today.

Effective and clear transmission of information, through both written and oral expression, is vitally important in the area of holistic nutrition education. Students acquire a breadth of knowledge as well as learn effective communication skills that are the hallmarks of education at Hawthorn University.

Some of the topics students explore include: the environment of nutrition education, strategies for nutrition educators, holistic health coaching, and health supportive food guidelines and nutrition. For detailed course content, please see the College Catalog or the Course Curriculum in the Program link on this page.

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