Degree Programs

» Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program (MSHN)

Learn about functional medicine nutritional tools that can increase vitality and reduce long range disease risk. Conference with your instructor and work with practice clients in this clinical program.

MSHN Course Descriptions

» Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education (MHNE)

Build a professional portfolio while developing proficiency in wellness promotion and holistic nutrition education in this interactive, independent study program.

MHNE Course Descriptions

» Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition (MSTN)

Explore the traditional philosophy of Weston A. Price and learn about whole foods through the development of professional materials and practical activities.

MSTN Course Descriptions

» Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition (DSC)

Explore the links between holistic nutrition, environmental sciences, and public policy in this interdisciplinary, independent study program. Study holistic nutrition, health, and physiological function from a systems theory approach.

DSC Course Descriptions

Doctoral Program Dissertation Handbook


The Doctoral Program, Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition, Master of Science in Health and Nutrition, and the Nutrition Consultant program have been reviewed and approved by the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) and the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP). Qualified graduates may sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s National Exam to become board certified in holistic nutrition.

Certificate Programs

» Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition (SFHN)

Learn more about the benefits of whole foods nutrition or add nutrition information into an existing health-related practice. Students who complete this program can transfer seamlessly into the Nutrition Consultant program.

SFHN Course Descriptions

» Nutrition Consultant Certificate (NC)

Discuss holistic nutrition principles, develop health promoting materials and encourage well being. This program is designed for people without a bachelor's degree that want to support clients' health and wellness. Clinical courses include instructor conference calls.

NC Course Descriptions

» Holistic Health Certificate (HH)

Study the basic concepts of health by examining wellness from a holistic perspective. Explore the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine to improve the quality of your life.

HH Course Descriptions

» Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate (WTNC)

Nourishing traditional diets based on the research of Weston A. Price contribute to the health and well-being of humanity. Develop programs, create and distribute educational materials, and advocate for improved health resources and policies.

WTNC Course Descriptions


The Doctoral Program, Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition, Master of Science in Health and Nutrition, and the Nutrition Consultant program have been reviewed and approved by the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) and the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP). Qualified graduates may sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s National Exam to become board certified in holistic nutrition.

From the Education Director

Are you prepared to be changed in a positive way, to experience new foods and herbs, develop new approaches to improve health, and to deepen your understanding of bodily processes and nutrients?

Dear Prospective Student,Janet Ludwig

Thank you for your interest in Hawthorn University. The vital connections between nutrition, lifestyle, and health are at the heart of Hawthorn University. The Doctoral, Master’s and Certificate programs in Holistic Nutrition at Hawthorn University establish and support health and wellness professionals. These programs are based upon current scientific knowledge and will challenge you to think critically about the current issues in the fields of nutrition, physiology, exercise, pathology, counseling, theories of behavior, and many other related areas.

If you are ready to make the time in your schedule, open your books, engage and expand your intellectual and creative abilities, and embark on a journey through the arts and sciences of holistic nutrition, then Hawthorn is for you. This is a fully online program, which will enable you to interact in your community, to experience and learn techniques to improve health. Engaging, credentialed instructors will guide you and keep you on course. Through a carefully crafted curriculum that can be tailored to your specific areas of interest you will be educated to make a lasting impact and enjoy improved health in your own life and the lives of others.

As stated by Hippocrates, 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food'. This is a cornerstone of our curriculum.

I am always available to talk with you about our programs.

Wishing you good health,

 

Janet Ludwig, Ph.D.

Education Director

Hawthorn University School Performance Fact Sheet

The following table exhibits the total number of graduates that have completed Hawthorn University programs. This table is updated annually and displays the number of graduates to that date.  

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Hawthorn University is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).  Hawthorn University must provide prospective students with information on completion rates, placement rates and license examination pass rates for each program as part of the BPPE regulatory requirements.

Please be aware, that the graduation rates included in the BPPE fact sheets are based on learners who complete their programs within the published completion time as required by BPPE. However, the majority  of our students are working adults with families, Hawthorn University offers the flexibility of allowing our students to take courses one at a time and complete their programs at their own pace. Due to this, many of our students complete their programs beyond the published time for completion.

To view these required school performance fact sheets, please click on the individual links below.

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEETS

Degree Programs

» Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition (DSC)

» Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN)

» Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education (MHNE)

» Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition (MSTN)

Certificate Programs

» Nutrition Consultant Certificate (NC) 

» Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition (SFHN)

» Holistic Health Certificate (HH)

» Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate (WTNC)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Direct of Admissions at 707-986-4153 x401.  

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