CE Program Overview

"Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced."
William Glasser

Hawthorn University is a student supported university where life-long learning inspires our mission. The Continuing Education Program was inaugurated at Hawthorn in January 2010 inspired by life-long learners; teachers, students, administrators, applicants, and patrons of Hawthorn University. We are impassioned because the field is exploding with information, maturing, and developing breadth. There is much to learn!

This new program, put together by health and nutrition professionals and the directors of Hawthorn University includes provocative and insightful, educational, professional development, and webinar certificate courses with topics selected by Hawthorn faculty, students, professionals in the field and Hawthorn elders. These courses are tightly focused and designed and many can be completed in as little as three (3) weeks. Courses in this area that carry college credits are taught by instructors. Those with the prefix CE are independent study courses. The CE courses include a selection of readings from excellent textbooks, web links to relevant online information, lectures or webinars, community-based and written activities, and online exams. Click through the links for the specifics of each course. 

If you want to broaden your knowledge, advance in your career, prepare for a new career, enrich your life, sharpen your skills, take a course for fun, or if you are a life-long learner and want the enlivening experience that education and new learning brings, consider enrolling in the Continuing Education Program at Hawthorn University. Without leaving your home, you can take a variety of non-degree or credit-bearing courses for career and personal development at an affordable price. You will earn Continuing Education credits or college credits from Hawthorn University and a Certificate of Completion for each course. Hawthorn will continue to offer additional health, education, and holistic nutrition courses. Check here for updates.

Take advantage of our course offerings and follow your passion, receive intellectual stimulation, and become a life-long learner.

CE Course Descriptions